A group of Asian hardwood novelties. 1st item: Ovoid form hanging cricket cage, handmade, with brass and copper mounts and bone inlay, hinged door, the edges around the door carved in a primitive fret design, 3"L. Chinese, 19th century or earlier. 2nd item: Carved wood snuff box or cricket cage with inset bone panels having inscribed decorations and central carved dragon cartouche, horn shaped handles, and carved lid, 3-1/4"L. 3rd item: Oblong 8-sided box with raised carved decoration to hinged lid, inlaid inset bone panels around sides, and carved knob handles (note lid will not come open). 4"L. 4th item: Hardwood frame carved with allover floral design and supported on two paw feet, inset with a gilt-decorated bone or ivory panel depicting the interior of the Taj Mahal. Oval panel 2" x 2 1/2", frame 5-1/4" x 4 1/2". Indian, circa 1900. 6th and 7th items: 2 carved hardwood netsuke in the form of foo dogs, likely Japanese. One signed. 1-1/2"H. Provenance: Estate of Mrs. Mary Ann Bowers Thomas, Athens, Alabama. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with some minor wear. Central bone panel on cricket cage possibly replaced.
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