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September Day 2: Important Asian Art

Thu, Sep 23, 2021 11:00AM EDT
Lot 275

Chinese Carved Bamboo Wood Cricket Cage

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

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One 18th c. Chinese finely carved bamboo hanging cricket cage with calligraphy. Possibly also used as a portable ink stone, as evidenced by the form and ink residue. The stone/bamboo is carved to resemble lily pads and lotus. There are two small holes in the back of the pieces to enable it to be hung from a belt or other traveling kit. The back is carved with a landscape and calligraphy.

Provenance: Collection of Bruce Dayton & Ruth Stricker Dayton, Minnesota.

Height: 2 3/4 in x width: 3/4 in depth: 1 1/2 in.


Good condition with some ink staining.

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