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Traditional cricket cage (1950s)

__INNER CHILD4 of 14Art Deco horse figurine, Hagenauer, probably from the 1930sBadger. Sargadelos, Spain.
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Posted 10 months ago


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This is one of the very simple and unimportant items one can see at home, but I find it adorable (ok, nobody start complaining about animal cruelty and so on. We are talking about the 1950s and 1960s here!).

This was Carlos's cricket cage when he was a little kid. He grew up in a house with a huge garden in the South of Spain, and it was full of trees and plants and birds and insects. He was sort of obsessed with it and spent most of his time in the garden, so almost every recall from his childhood is related to it. Nowadays, these plants and insects appear in virtually each one of his paintings: butterflies, cicadas, crickets... and even invented ones or insect-looking "whatevers".

I love the Chinese look of this cage, with its lantern-looking little wooden cubes and the curvy wire parts they hang from, as well as the Baroque shaped base and roof.

This one comes from the late 50s or early 60s, but it's my belief the very same design was made from the 1930s or even the 1920s. I have googled both "cricket cage" and "jaula de grillos" and not a single pic reminded me of this cage.


  1. AmberRose AmberRose, 10 months ago
    What are the dangly things for!
  2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 10 months ago
  3. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 10 months ago
    Do you mena the hanging wooden stuff? just an adornment for the cage :)
  4. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 10 months ago
    Thanks genevieve, gargoylecollector, officialfuel, czechman, DrFluffy, Sean,
    Amber and vetraio for your loves!!!
  5. fledermaus fledermaus, 10 months ago
    Very cool
  6. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 10 months ago
    Thanks for your love and comment, fledermaus!!!
  7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 10 months ago
    I mean the adornment for the whole bird cage :) your very welcome austro!!!
  8. SEAN68 SEAN68, 10 months ago
    cricket cage !!! sorry a little tired worked 2/ 12 hr days .
  9. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 10 months ago
    Thanks Sean! It's perfectly alright! Try and have some rest!
  10. SEAN68 SEAN68, 10 months ago
    Your very welcome austro :) and thankyou :)
  11. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 months ago
    Rrose Selavy!!

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