Here's a new topic to research: Chinese cricket boxes. As I understand it, crickets are an ancient part of Chinese culture and traditionally were kept in homes for their musical sounds. Of course it followed that the Chinese, revered for their refined aesthetics, crafted exquisite boxes for this practice.
Suzanne Rheinstein's alternate use of these old blue-and-white pierced cricket boxes as votives is, to me, quite inspired. They must look magical at night, whether used indoors or on a patio. So maybe this will give you something new to look for the next time you are in an antique shop. I'm definitely going to inquire about them when I find myself in an Asian store. (Click to enlarge and enjoy the details.)
[Image is from Designing Women: Interiors By Leading Style-Makers]