This is a late Qing Dynasty antique Chinese fighting cricket pot. Used for housing battle ready crickets. Recently acquired by Shogun’s Gallery from a local collector who lived and traveled all over Asia in the 1960’s picking up treasures along the way. It is hand thrown and decorated with dragons and characters that say???? Roughly translates as “Enjoying the Moment”. Marked on the bottom. Chinese cricket fighting has been a serious pastime for over 1000 years since the Tang Dynasty. Male crickets are pitted against one another until one retreats and refuses to stand up to the winner. Includes the small cricket cave for the male fighter to shelter in before and after a fight. Having been carefully displayed at an estate for the past 50 years this jar remians in fine condition. Some wear is visible around and there is a very small chip at the bottom edge. The jar measures approximately 4 1/2″ tall and 5″ in diameter (11.5 x 12.5 cm). A fascinating piece of Chinese history collectible and decorative. Weighs over 3 pounds! You’ll love it, I guarantee it……… Shoguns and the Shogun’s Gallery in Portland, Oregon of have been in the Japanese antique business for 40 years, and highly value our customers. Satisfaction Guarantee: All items are carefully described and photographed. Most items listed are antiques, and as such may have an expected amount of wear from normal use. We do not sell items with major flaws without mentioning it in the listing. See photos and descriptions for condition. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Boxes”. The seller is “shoguns” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Primary Material: Porcelain & Pottery
- Color: Black
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Age: 1850-1899