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Asian Antiques4915 of 7206Har, Selro, Hobe??Does anyone know what this is? I got it in a box lot at a auction and can't find any info on it.
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Posted 4 years ago


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My Dad bought this at an antique store in Sarasota Florida in the 1960's it is approximately 8' from beak to foot. It is assembled in 4 pieces two legs, the body and the neck/head. It has Japanese(?) lettering on the throat. I believe it is made of copper and then painted. Does any one know anything about this??? We affectionately call it "The Bird".....At one point in time my dad was offered a lot of money for it but he refused to sell it. Would love to know more about it..

Trying to jog my memory...I remember some question as to it might have been one of two or a pair. The other possibly owned by Bertha Palmer???

I have added my best copy of the inscription on the throat of the crane tried to do a rubbing but I was unsuccessful.

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  1. pops52 pops52, 4 years ago
    Looks great!
  2. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
    I aboslutley love this bird ! What a grand statement it makes . Hope someone will know more about it . I just know I love it and it's size ! Welcome to CW
  3. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 4 years ago
    lovely peace of art ....................
  4. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 4 years ago
    look it over closely for a name on it ..........
  5. Clem, 4 years ago
    I think it is signed I did a rubbing of the lettering on its neck? Can any one help me translate or Identify?
  6. Clem, 4 years ago
    I have added my best copy of the characters I found on the throat of the bird

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