A private collection of Chinese cricket cages and related items

  A fine 19th century Chinese gourd cricket cage of moulded octagonal baluster form,

the eight panels variously carved with prunus, peonies, chrysanthemums & other flowers,

the tall ivory cover carved with nine free moving squirrels among fruiting grape vines,

with ivory collar & footrim,

the underside with indistinct moulded 4-character mark,

6.5ins. (16.5cms.) high.

Estimate £ 3,000  - 5,000

November 9th sale