Medieval Japanese bronze mirror featuring a crane feeding its mate - Japanese mirrror maker
Heian period (794 CE-1185 CE) Japanese bronze mirror with a raised border. It features a pair of cranes with the male feeding the female crane. The design signifies the eternal marital unity (the cranes mate for life) and a symbol of the heaven, also longevity and good luck. Green patina is present on the surface. Scattered pine needle are present and in addition to the crane symbolize long life and good luck (kissho). A central minogame (boss) is in shape of a turtle that also symbolizes the longevity and the earth. Very rare Japanese antique artifact. Diameter: 4.5" (11.5 cm.). Email correspondence to us could be written in French, Spanish, Russian, Romanian and Italian. We accept credit cards and personal checks as echecks through Paypal. as well as bank wire transfer. Prompt shipment throgh insured priority mail, or registered mail for the international customers. We guarantee the item as represented for life. In case of return after 60 days, Paypal fees are not refundable by Paypal and the refund for the item is available as a credit for the purchase of an equally priced item, or higher. Shipping and insurance fees are not refundable. Additional digital photos available on request to the interested buyer.