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1913

  • Work on this object ended.

1916

  • We acquired this object.

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  • You found it!

Cricket Cage (Italy)

This is a cricket cage. It is dated ca. 1903 and we acquired it in 1916. Its medium is wood, metal wire. 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.

  • Cricket Cage And Base (Japan)
  • rattan, bamboo, lacquered wood (base); fiber, paper, silk, feathers....
  • Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.
  • 1916-40-3-a,b
  • Pin Brooch
  • wood, textile, foam, acrylic paint, pins.
  • The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
  • 2016-34-56

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 7 x 6.2 x 5.3 cm (2 3/4 x 2 7/16 x 2 1/16 in.) H x W x D (hook at top extended vertically): 10.5 x 6.2 x 5.3 cm (4 1/8 x 2 7/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

It is inscribed

On underside in graphite: "Verona, Italy / Cricket cage / June, 1903"

Cite this object as

Cricket Cage (Italy); Previously owned by Alexander Wilson Drake (American, 1843-1916); wood, metal wire; H x W x D: 7 x 6.2 x 5.3 cm (2 3/4 x 2 7/16 x 2 1/16 in.) H x W x D (hook at top extended vertically): 10.5 x 6.2 x 5.3 cm (4 1/8 x 2 7/16 x 2 1/16 in.); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1916-40-12

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