Ivory and Gourd Cricket Cage

Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), 17th Century

moulded of double-gourd form with waisted body, decorated with sprays of Chrysanthemums, surmounted by an ivory double-tiered rim with pierced tortoise shell cover, worked in reticulation featuring a rats feeding off grapes, the base moulded with six-character mark

Measurements:
height 13.7 cm
Provenance:
The Collection of a Gentleman, Sydney
  • EStimate $2,000 - $3,000
  • sold $2,160 Incl BP
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