Elegant Bamboo Birdcage with Celadon Dishes

c. 1900
$880 USD
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W: 10.0" D: 5.5" H: 11.0"
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This petite bamboo birdcage was once home to the tiny pet bird of a Qing-dynasty aristocrat. Dated to the turn of the century, the birdcage is carefully assembled of thin bamboo rods set into an elongated frame with an adjustable opening at one end. The hanging cage includes two porcelain food dishes, each with a delicate flared shape and a celadon-green interior glaze.

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The Homes of Chinese Songbirds

Bird-keeping was a popular pastime throughout the Qing dynasty and inspired its own material culture of beautiful cages and fine accessories. Carried around from place to place, luxurious songbird cages were as much an accessory as they were a functional object.


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“PAGODA RED was extremely supportive in helping to pull accessory options together for the Lake Forest Showhouse. After providing them with details and our vision on how we were looking to finish our space, Laurene helped curate options that made it easy for us to edit and finalize. It's also no surprise that the unique pieces we used in our showhouse space were some of the first to sell.”

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