Tea bowl with design of cranes and chrysanthemums, early 18th century. Ogata Kenzan , (Japanese, 1663-1743). Edo period. Buff clay; white slip, iron and cobalt pigments under transparent glaze. H: 7.2 W: 10.4 D: 10.4 cm. Kyoto, Japan. The combination of crane and chrysanthemum has two possible but interrelated nuances. First, it is an auspicious combination, symbolize longevity. Second, may refer to poems of birds and flowers of the twelve months by Kamakura period poet Fujiwara Teika.