Hearth Cricket (Polished Brass)

#50 DC 500042

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Over the years, Merry Old England came to adopt the thinking that a cricket in the home would ensure prosperity and health.

Inspired by this belief, the beloved 19th century English writer, Charles Dickens, titled one of his novels A Cricket on the Hearth. As testified by the tale, Victorians postured the little chirper by fireside in the belief that only good would come upon their household.

For the full story, read The Legend of the Hearth Cricket on our blog.