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Antique Chinese molded gourd Cricket cage

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1910: Item # 1211004

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A Chinese cricket gourd (or cage) with finely molded gourd body, hardwood rims ( rosewood) and a wooden cap with breathing holes. The gourd body was formed by enclosing the growing gourd within a wooden mold with carved designs of mutilble figures and trees; the gourd then grew into the mold forming a molded decoration of peonies and a stamp/chop image at the bottom with the makers mark. DIMENSIONS: 6 1/2 inches high. Circa: 19th Century or early 20th Century