Vintage Brass Cricket Box - Mid Century
Wear shown in pictures
Hinged with Handle
Original Red Felt Inside Padding
Approximately 4" x 2.5"
Heavy Brass - Solid Construction
Vintage Brass Decorative Box - Cricket Box - Mid Century
Box stamped Pakistan on Bottom
Small dents and normal wear and tear considering age.
Crickets are an important component in Chinese tradition. Mostly used for their singing enjoyment, the cricket is considered a lucky charm and symbolizes longevity in China. It is usually offered as a gift when moving into to a new home and is known to attract happiness. It is also known to inspire writing and art.
It is also believed that crickets will keep evil away and act as watchdogs notifying of negative presences with silence. Crickets have also been used by fortune tellers and while the cricket is chirping, one is to ask a question, if the cricket continues to chirp, the answer is no. Witches have used crickets in the past for this same purpose, intending no harm to the cricket.