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Birdcage - Artifacts

Light stained bamboo and wood birdcage, turned center stand, bentwood hook support, black bamboo partly gilded hook, brass butterfly decoration on side. Tag that may have been with the cage says: Bamboo birdcage wth brass hook, butterfly plaque of paktong (white copper). Expands from three sections to five. Used for caging a hwamai or Chinese fighting thrush. Tung Ch'ih period 1862-1875.
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