Red Crowned Crane, Silk Wall Hanging

Red Crowned Crane, John Reeves

The red-crowned crane, also known as The Japanese crane, is a large East Asian crane among the rarest cranes in the world. It is known as a symbol of luck, longevity, and fidelity

Silk wall hanging, 15" x 30".

100% Silk, mounted on canvas. Wood frame and faux leather strap.

John Reeves worked as a tea merchant with the East India Company in China. He was also a keen amateur naturalist and artist. Reeves's work in the trading port of Canton, China, gave him access to exotic flora and fauna from all over the continent.  He later became a correspondent with the Horticultural Society of London, sending specimens and drawings back to England. 


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