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Cricket Cage And Base (Japan)

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, 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.

  • Fish Trap (Papua New Guinea)
  • plaited rattan, sago-palm ribs, cane.
  • Transferred from the US Department of Agriculture and Dr. E. W. Brandes,....
  • 15.2012.16

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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.)

Cite this object as

Cricket Cage And Base (Japan); Previously owned by Alexander Wilson Drake (American, 1843-1916); rattan, bamboo, lacquered wood (base); fiber, paper, silk, 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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