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20 June 2012Written by ATG Reporter

This Chinese cloisonné enamel crane from the Qing Dynasty (18th-19th century) will be offered in Dreweatts’ Donnington Priory sale on June 27.

The 2ft 4in (72cm) high crane stands on a double pedestal, decorated with lotus and foliage on a turquoise ground.

The crane is an important Chinese symbol of longevity and immortality and this enamel has intricately detailed body and legs are enamelled in white within gilt outlines.

It is estimated at around £5000-£7000.  Contact 01635 533533.

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