Chinese Porcelain Vase, Hand-Painted Cranes In Flight and Green Bushes.
Chinese Porcelain Vase, Round Base, Long Bulbous Body, Tapers To a Short Bottle Neck, Flares Slightly Out To a Small Lip, Hand-Painted Whooping Cranes In Flight and Green Bushes, Chinese Characters Below Neck.
Cranes In Chinese Art Since Ancient Times The Chinese Have Been Exceptionally Creative In Using Various Living, Non-Living and Imaginary Objects To Represent Abstract Ideas. They have a symbol for everything, including life, death and longevity. One glance at Chinese art can educate you on the myriads of Chinese symbols. Among the most popular and widely used symbols are the ones for longevity. They Include Bamboo, Cicada, Peach, Gourd, Pine, Deer and Crane.
Cranes, Or Herons as they are also referred to, play an important role in Chinese mythology. In Chinese culture, the crane is venerated as the prince of all feathered creatures and thus has a legendary status. Embodying longevity and peace, it is the second most favoured bird symbol after the phoenix. Throughout the imperial times, crane motifs were used on the robes of civil officials to depict their ranks. Because of its ability to fly high and over long distances, its wings were used as an amulet for protection against exhaustion.
Item Code - CER9B349CG
Width: 6" Height: 16 3/4" Depth: 6" Weight: 2.339 kg
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