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Cricket cage

Cricket cage

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    1880-1930 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bamboo, carved and slighlty lacquered

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cricket cage, curved rectangular form, plain bamboo top and base with lightly lacquered close-set bars. At the rear, four of the bars are set into a free-running crosspiece, and slide upwards through the pierced top. The top drilled to allow for a carrying cord, the present cord is not the original.

Place of Origin

China (made)


1880-1930 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Bamboo, carved and slighlty lacquered


Height: 11.5 cm, Width: 9 cm

Descriptive line

Cricket cage, carved and lacquered bamboo, China, 1880-1930

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Clunas, Craig. Chinese Carving. London: Sun Tree Publishing Ltd in association with the Victoria & Albert Museum, 1996. p. 55, fig. 59.




Carved; Lacquered


East Asia Collection

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