Vintage Chinese Porcelain Gold Ginger Jar with 1000 White Flying Cranes
Very nice hand painted Chinese GInger Jar in rich colorful enamels portraying a multitude of flying white cranes over a rich gold glaze. 1000 crane pattern.
Each crane is painted in a unique position with different and somewhat amusing expressions!
Between the cranes are blue, pink and yellow stylised clouds. Pink ruyi border with turquoise and yellow enamels around the neck area. Lower lappet border in the same colours. Comes with original porcelain lid.
Condition is excellent.
Vintage, 3rd quarter 20th Century.
This piece would suit a display stand - if one is required please don't hesitate to contact us as we have many for sale.
Underside with 6 character Qianlong red stamp mark.
12 3/4" tall x 9 3/4" diameter.
The crane has long been a symbol in Asian cultures representing good health, longevity, truth and fidelity. The regal, upright carriage of these elegant birds reflects their dignified status as the noble birds worthy of serving as messengers to the ancient immortals.
According to Chinese legends, cranes were thought to be “well-behaved like gentlemen, incorruptible and honest.” To be compared to a crane ranked among the highest compliments.
A respected person was often called “a figure extolled by the crane”; this was commonly understood to be a refined way of praising someone for being exceptionally honest and moral.