Cranes, called tsuru in Japanese, mate for life and are symbols of honor and loyalty. They are regarded as harbingers of good fortune and longevity because their fabled life span is a thousand years. Classic Japanese flower vase is masterfully cast of pure zinc with exquisitely detailed raised relief of two cranes with outstretched wings soaring toward the moon.
Antique bronze patina. Handcrafted in Japan. 5 1/2" dia., 6 1/4" h