Gourd and Ivory Cricket Cage, Qianlong Mark, 19th Century
The body with incised design of peonies and lotus dentals
height 3.9" — 10 cm.
four-character Qianlong mark to base
small chip to underside of ivory cover
Lots 167-176: Chinese Works of Art from a Japanese Family
Acquired by the president of an American-Japanese trading company during the first-half of the 20th Century. They specialized in importing and exporting goods from China and locations Tokyo, Yokohama, and Karuizawa Thence by descent within the family and brought to Canada in 1979.