Lot 1224
Three Japanese Bronze Crane Sculptures
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Early 20th century, Art Deco style with smooth elegant necks that transition to soft tufted feathers raised on tall thin legs with wide well articulated feet and nails, red crests on each head; including two adult cranes and one smaller crane, the smaller crane with mouth open and tongue exposed.

41.25 in. (tallest)

The Lifelong Collection of Keith and Caroline Gray, Charlotte, NC. Keith and Caroline Gray were passionate about antiques, art, and history. Together they attended antique shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics. Both were longtime supporters of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, with Caroline serving in multiple capacities from docent to a member of the acquisitions board and trustee. Caroline translated her love of material culture into a successful career, becoming a certified property appraiser in Charlotte.

Cranes have long been a symbol of longevity and good fortune in Japanese culture. Cranes with red crests are also referred to as Manchurian cranes.

Good estate condition.