Chinese silver 900 standard cricket cage with a jade insert to the cover, having fine pierced flral detail with Chinese character medallions, each panel flanked with grape vine motifs, one with a rat, height 10.4 cm, weight not including lid 63g
A rare Chinese Baitong deep cricket box, the elliptical shaped flat with front window, 19th/20th century, a carving on lid and reverse on curved shape. Provenance: The collection of a retired airline executive, height 6.5 cm, length 7.5 cm
A Chinese oval shaped Baitong deep cricket box with open lattice pattern lid, 19th/20th century, peach shaped front windows. Provenance: The collection of a retired airline executive, height 7 cm, length 10 cm
A rare Chinese elongated oval shaped deep Baitong cricket box with lattice and glass lid, 19th/20th century, the front double gourd and peach shaped windows. Provenance: The collection of a retired airline executive. Height 8 cm, length 14 cm
A rare Chinese oval shaped Baitong cricket box with glass front and lattice and wire-work pattern lid, 19th/20th century, the interior divided by glass - made for two crickets. Provenance: The collection of a retired airline executive, height 7 cm, length
Three Chinese monochrome glass snuff bottles, 5.8 cm, 6.2 cm, 6.8 cm high (3). Provenance: Singapore private collection. The rare shape of the blue bottle is a model of the cricket cages much in use during the second half of the Qing dynasty to house the f
A large two story cloisonne cricket cage, with impressed mark to base, the songs from insects has been written about for centuries, a cricket club was established in Shanghai in 1885 for collecting & showing off their specimens, height 23 cm, length 23 cm.
A Chinese bird painting, Qing Dynasty, 19th century, finely painted in muted gouache and watercolours and depicting a parent bird about to feed her young with a cricket, with trailing wisteria blooms and peony blossoms, on handmade paper and with repairs,
A white jade finger Citron, Qing Dynasty, 18th century, the 'Buddha's hand' fruit with six Co-joined fingers, attached to a leafy branch, a tiny cricket on one finger, the stone of good even tone apart from two tiny traces of skin, 9 cm long, fitted wood s
An intricately carved and reticulated tortoiseshell cricket cage Qing dynasty, (3), the cylindrical container finely carved and pierced with numerous butterflies fluttering above a densely entwined gourd vine bearing profuse fruit and foliage, the tremblin
A Chinese porcelain blue & white dish, with a central design of a cricket perched on top of stylised rocks, 18th century, the polygon dish made for the export market with a band around the rim below the gilt. Condition: crazing and rim frits
A rare Japanese Arita tea caddy (Chaire) and cover, Edo period (1603-1868), the quatrefoil jar freely painted in cobalt blue, green enamel and iron-red, the opposing sides with geometric striped bands, the other two each with a landscape, one with a cricke
A Chinese export ware blue and white plate, probably later Qing Dynasty, late 19th to early 20th century, the plate decorated centrally with a flower and pine tree garden with a small cricket enclosed by a border of alternate diaper patterns and floral des
A signed Satsuma cricket cage, probably Showa period, mid 20th century, mark of Satsuma with shimazu family crest, fashioned as a circular reticulated cage with a conforming cover and cricket finial wrapped in a hammock of fabric decorated with a thousand
A Japanese Kutani porcelain cricket cage, the squared box with patterned mons to two faces and fire breathing dragons amidst clouds to the others, with a recessed lattice weave pierced lid with a bow motif; signed underside. Height 5 cm. Width 7.5 cm. Dept
A carved and moulded Chinese gourd 'lotus pond' cricket cage, Late Qing dynasty to Republic period, fitted with ivory rim and top, the top reticulated with 'gourds and vines' pattern, screw-removable, 8.3 cm long. Provenance: Private collection NSW, Purcha
An unusual cricket cage and cover seal mark of Qianlong, of slender hexagonal form, the sides pierced with panels of dragons and foliate scrolls between bands of bats in low relief picked out in brown and gilding, reserved on a similated wood grain ground,
A Chinese Fencai bowl and a green bowl, late Qing Dynasty (early 20th century) and later, the fencai bowl raised on a small circular foot hand painted to the exterior with sprays of peony and other blooms and a cricket, a peach to the centre; the olive gre
A fine Chinese tortoiseshell cricket cage, circa 1930s/40s, of cylindrical form with a fitted slightly domed lid with key fret borders, richly pierced and carved with vines and fruit interspersed with articulated long tailed creatures; incised characters t
A Chinese glass and enamel snuff bottle, late Qing Dynasty, late 19th century/early 20th century, of ovoid cushion form the opaque white glass bottle decorated in coloured enamels with a bird flying over flowers to one face and a cricket on a sunflower to
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