Rialto Bridge Birdcage
When the Hewitt sisters travelled to Europe in pursuit of objects for the museum they were creating (see photo of Sarah, Eleanor, and Amy Hewitt in a Venetian gondola), they collected items that, today, might not seem immediately relevant to a design museum—like birdcages. The European-focused Hewitt sisters acquired birdcages in various media, such as ceramics and glass. Others represent specific architecture from various locations.
Cite this object as
Rialto Bridge Birdcage; Previously owned by Alexander Wilson Drake (American, 1843-1916); Italy; painted wood, bent metal wire, metal; 1916-19-14
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Hewitt Sisters Collect.