Cranes, called tsuru in Japanese, mate for life and are symbols of honor, loyalty and unconditional love. They are regarded as harbingers of good fortune and longevity because their fabled lifespan is 1,000 years. The turtle is a symbol of longevity and perfect contentment. Because he carries his home on his back, he lacks for nothing.
This two-sided Japanese flower vase is masterfully cast of pure zinc with hand-applied bronze patina and decorated with soaring cranes on the front and auspicious turtles on the back. A coated interior renders the vase water-tight. A perfect gift to honor a special occasion. Made in Japan.
5 1/8" w x 2 1/2" d x 8" h