white bottle with round body, long, graceful neck; blue design of two flying cranes, stylized clouds, and wisps of bamboo

Bottle with flying cranes and clouds, 19th century

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The combination of cranes flying among the clouds is an ancient, auspicious motif that symbolized longevity. In this late Joseon blue-and-white porcelain bottle, a single, slightly gangly crane flies amid puffs of clouds, all rendered in cobalt blue.

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Bottle with flying cranes and clouds
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Accession Number
2015.79.508
Catalogue Raisonne
Murase, Art through a Lifetime, no. 926
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white bottle with round body, long, graceful neck; blue design of two flying cranes, stylized clouds, and wisps of bamboo