Container in the form of a crane, Anonymous, c. 1700 - c. 1800

Container in the form of a crane, Anonymous, c. 1700 - c. 1800

wood (plant material), h 39.7cm × w 57.8cm × d 17.5cm. More details

The crane’s plumage has been meticulously represented by fine slivers of mother-of-pearl inlay. The effect has been enlivened by bits of colour and silver foil beneath the wafer-thin strips. The crane, whose upper wings form the lid of the container, was probably used in a restaurant for serving food at lavish banquets.

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