Chiddingstone Casket

Chiddingstone Casket

Japanese lacquer casket (small chest) Maker unknown Japanese, 17th century Lacquer, gold and silver, mother-of-pearl Welcome to Chiddingstone Castle’s Year of Japan! This year we are going to be celebrating our amazing Japanese art collection and the Tokyo Olympics...
Lacquer writing box

Lacquer writing box

Lacquer writing box Maker unknown, unsigned Japanese, early 18th century Lacquerware with gold and silver powder and foil, shell, bronze, stone, and lead This Japanese lacquer writing box is one of a number in the collection here at the Castle. The lid depicts a pair...
Portrait Miniature

Portrait Miniature

Portrait Miniature of Lucy Walter Artist unknown c. 1660 - 1760 Painted enamel set in brass oval pendant frame with glass There are a number of portrait miniatures of Stuart royal family members in Denys Eyre Bower’s collection. Denys was fascinated by the Stuart...

Samurai Armour

Suit of samurai armour  Mogami do Tosei Gusoku Maker unknown Japanese, 18th - 19th centuryIron, textile, and lacquer  Around one hundred and fifty years ago, the daimyo (warlord) Okochi Masatada (1844 – 1901) wore this armour. Today, it stands guard in our Japanese...
Shabti of Ta-mit

Shabti of Ta-mit

Shabti of Ta-mit Maker unknownAncient Egyptian  New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, reign of Amenhotep III, ca. 1388 – 1351 BCPainted wood We are very pleased to announce the return of this rare and well-preserved shabti figure from the Houston Museum of Natural Science, USA,...
Model Boat

Model Boat

Model boat Maker unknownAncient Egyptian, Middle Kingdom (ca. 2046 - 1794 BC)Painted wood This month’s object was chosen, researched, and written by Molly Hockham, our work experience student from Bennett Memorial School. This plastered and painted wooden boat...