Birdcage (Italy), 19th century
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.
This object was
Eleanor Garnier Hewitt.
It is credited
Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 85 x 25.5 x 30cm (33 7/16 x 10 1/16 x 11 13/16in.)
Cite this object as
Birdcage (Italy), 19th century; glass, silver-plated metal, metal, gilt wood; H x W x D: 85 x 25.5 x 30cm (33 7/16 x 10 1/16 x 11 13/16in.); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1916-19-92-a/g
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Hewitt Sisters Collect.