cricket box (1) - Brass - China - First half 20th century

Description
cricket box (1) - Brass - China - First half 20th century
Good condition, see description - 8.5×10.5×11.8 cm

A decorative octagonal brass cricket box.

Keeping crickets as pets emerged in China in early antiquity. Initially, crickets were kept for their "songs" (stridulation). In the early 12th century the Chinese people began holding cricket fights. The art of selecting and breeding the finest fighting crickets was perfected during the Qing dynasty and remained a monopoly of the imperial court until the beginning of the 19th century.

Weightl 210 gram. The pictures are part of the description.

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
cricket box
Material
Brass
Period
First half 20th century
Region/ Country of origin
China
Attribution
Original
Condition
Good condition, see description
Dimensions
8.5×10.5×11.8 cm
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