Firing crack as shown in photos..... Other manufacturing flaws and glaze imperfections.... Otherwise in good decorative order and ready for display. T was quite common to keep crickets in small cages.These insects did a wonderful job as watch dogs. Their loud singing was a sign that all was safe and good. The crickets knew its human family and friends.
If a stranger came to the house during the night the crickets stopped singing. The sudden silence would wake up the family members.This was a warning that someone was approaching that did not belong to the household. Additional images available upon request.
For Buyers Benefit I Pay Extra for Enhanced Photos.... I list other vintage and pre-owned jewelry, sterling silver, antique furniture and collectibles with the occasional coin tossed in almost daily as time permits so please consider. Check out my other items. Be sure to add me to your favorites list. The item "Antique Chinese Ming Transitional Blue White Cricket Bowl Buddhist Symbols 1640" is in sale since Sunday, September 22, 2019.This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Plates". The seller is "sterlingdon" and is located in Poughkeepsie, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.