22x60, paint on fabric or scroll
Got from estate sale
The appraised work is likely a 20th century Japanese hand painted silk scroll, possibly executed in the late Meiji period (1868-1912) or during the Taishō period (1912-1926). The scroll depicts two black and white cranes wading in shallow water with pine branches visible along the right edge behind the birds. Cranes are a frequent subject within Asian and specifically Japanese art. They often symbolize longevity and monogamy, and are often depicted on wedding kimonos or on scrolls given as wedding gifts. The estimate provided is based on comparable examples recently offered and sold at auction. In many cases, pricing for similar examples available on the primary (retail) market vary and are often higher than secondary (auction) market examples.