Bone trinket box (Basket)

    SKU: cmcn455460

    £35.00 Members' price *


    A Chinese trinket box made from hand-carved cow bone in the shape of a double-tier basket.

    This box is inspired by the Chinese tradition of cricket training. Keeping crickets as pets emerged in China in early antiquity. They were usually kept in small trinket boxes, such as this one.

    Created for the British Museum by the Real Pearl Company, this unique item forms part of a collection of miniature Chinese trinket boxes in a range of designs. Each box is hand-carved from cow bone and painted by hand, completed with a brass snap closure.

    Due to the nature of the craftsmanship, there may be slight variation in designs guaranteeing each is a one-of-a-kind piece.

    View an original cricket box from antiquity in the British Museum collection


    Product code: cmcn455460
    Exhibition: Ming China
    World culture: China
    Materials: Cow bone
    Details: Handmade by the Real Pearl Company
    Size: 4cm (tall) x 4.5cm (wide) x 3cm (thick)
    Weight: 0.07kg
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