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Object ID #18188783

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

  • Tile Tile
  • earthenware, glaze.
  • Museum purchase from the Misses Hewitt Fund.
  • 1937-62-8

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (hook at top extended vertically): 14.6 x 7.2 x 4.6 cm (5 3/4 x 2 13/16 x 1 13/16 in.) H x W x D (without hook): 9.1 x 7.2 x 4.6 cm (3 9/16 x 2 13/16 x 1 13/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Penciled on underside of cage: "Cricket cage for Ascension Day--1903 / Florence, Italy"

Cite this object as

Object ID #18188783; Previously owned by Alexander Wilson Drake (American, 1843-1916); wood, bamboo, metal wire; H x W x D (hook at top extended vertically): 14.6 x 7.2 x 4.6 cm (5 3/4 x 2 13/16 x 1 13/16 in.) H x W x D (without hook): 9.1 x 7.2 x 4.6 cm (3 9/16 x 2 13/16 x 1 13/16 in.); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1916-40-6

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

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