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Cricket Cage And Base (Japan), late 19th century

This is a Cricket cage and base. It is dated late 19th century and we acquired it in 1916. Its medium is rattan, bamboo, lacquered wood (base); fiber, paper, silk thread, feathers (imitation insects). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Eleanor Garnier Hewitt and Sarah Cooper Hewitt. It is credited Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 10.5 x 5.6 x 4.6 cm (4 1/8 x 2 3/16 x 1 13/16 in.)

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Cricket Cage And Base (Japan), late 19th century; Previously owned by Alexander Wilson Drake (American, 1843-1916); rattan, bamboo, lacquered wood (base); fiber, paper, silk thread, feathers (imitation insects); H x W x D: 10.5 x 5.6 x 4.6 cm (4 1/8 x 2 3/16 x 1 13/16 in.); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1916-40-3-a,b

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Virtue in Vice.

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