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Cricket cages sold at Cheffins on August 10: the one on the left made £3400, that on the right £2600.

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Catalogued as possibly early 19th century, the body of this cage shown on the left was scratch-carved either side with a goat and had a pierced ivory stopper carved with lotus, peony and chrysanthemum blooms. Estimated at £600-900, it sold at £3400.

The example on the right of the picture is a 19th century topped vegetable gourd cage. It has a tortoiseshell stopper pierced and is carved with a dragon and a body relief-moulded with a crane and pine tree, with an inscription between them ending in two seals. Also estimated at £600-900, it sold at £2600.