The top and base of this unusual cage unscrews to allow the insects inside. This double cage will hod two crickets seperate (so you don't have too many!). Chinese knight riding a dragon ether side. Dragons bring good feng shui, they also represent the emperor, male power, and fertility. All brass. Chinese stamp on base. Size: 6 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch diameter.
This beautiful little cage was made by hand in Southern China - the same as they have for hundreds of years. The cricket's gentle chirping noises are thought to calm the mind and soothe the spirit. Crickets live for years, and get larger and larger, when they must be put into larger cages.
Cloisonne enamelware dates back over 500 years in China. Being especially popular during the reign of Jingtai (1450--1456) in the Ming Dynasty. Owing to its brilliant colors and splendid designs, Cloisonne has been highly appraised both in China and abroad. Hand crafted by an elaborate and complicated process of hammering, soldering, enamel-filling, enamel firing, polishing and gilding.