The chirping of the cricket is considered good luck in Chinese culture. Decorative cricket cages started to be fashioned during the Tang Dynasty, into which a single cricket could be placed and their chirpings listened to like music.
Fabergé, Hofjuwelier der Zaren, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich 1986-7, no.179, ill.p.157.
The Josiane Woolf Fabergé Collection, Habsburg, Feldman, New York 1988, no.11
Zurich 1989, no.179.
Fabergé – A Private Collection, Lahti Art Museum, Finland, Lahti 1997, no.12, ill.p.16.
Fabergé from Private Collections – An exhibition on behalf of Music in Country Churches, Spencer House, London 1998, no.27.
Golden Years of Fabergé. Drawings of the Wigström Workshop, A La Vieille Russie, New York/New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans 2000, ill.p.110.
Fabergé, Imperial Craftsman and his World, Riverfront Arts Centre, Wilmington, Delaware, 2000-1, no.462, ill.p.202.
Fabergé/Cartier, Rivals at the Tsar’s Court, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich 2003-4, no.139, ill.p.189.
Fabergé, Joaillier des Romanov, Espace Culturel ING, Brussels 2005-6, no.131, ill.p.191.
Carl Fabergé: A Private Collection, Wartski, London, 2012, no.88.