Pair of Chinese export Famille Rose cranes
Qing dynasty, c.1780, China
Height: 29.5cm 11.61 inches Width: 17.5cm 6.89 inches
Each crane stands upright on one leg, with the other leg tucked underneath the wing, upon an open rockwork base. One bird looks to the left the other to the right, making a true pair. The bodies are enamelled in green, turquoise green, iron red, and black, with finely detailed feathering in over glaze gilt and dark brown enamel.