Birdcage (Netherlands), 1750–1800
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.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 26.7 x 22.3 x 14.6 cm (10 1/2 x 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 in.)
Cite this object as
Birdcage (Netherlands), 1750–1800; Previously owned by Alexander Wilson Drake (American, 1843-1916); tin-glazed earthenware, metal wire, metal; H x W x D: 26.7 x 22.3 x 14.6 cm (10 1/2 x 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 in.); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1916-19-60-a,b
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Hewitt Sisters Collect.