Tobacco pouch set

Tobacco pouch set

Tobacco set Japanese, 19th centuryWood and inlaid shell Our object of the month for May is a tobacco set which is on display in the Japanese Room after a long period in storage. The set includes a wooden tobacco pouch with a pipe holder attached to it with a silk...
Tsongkhapa

Tsongkhapa

Tsongkhapa Tibeto-Chinese, 18th century Gilt bronze Our object of the month for April is a highlight from our first online exhibition ‘Image, Identity, Belonging’. The exhibition explores highlights of the collections at Chiddingstone Castle and their meaning to the...
Amulet

Amulet

Amulet Egyptian, ca. 1086 - 30 BCStone This tiny plaque amulet is inscribed with the name of the pharaoh Thutmoses III (ca. 1479 – 1425 BC) in a cartouche, or a symbol which indicates a royal name. The hieroglyphs on the amulet spell ‘Menkheperre’, which was Thutmoses...
Silver button

Silver button

Silver button with oak leaf wreath John Robinsc.1780 Our object of the month for February is another mysterious Jacobite relic. It is a small silver button, which has oxidised to a dark grey colour, with a tiny wreath of oak leaves decorating it. It is attached to a...
Lacquer box with itomari

Lacquer box with itomari

Japanese lacquer box with itomari Signed ‘Josetsu saku’ (made by Josetsu)Late 19th century or early 20th centuryLacquerware This small round lacquer box is decorated with two items used for New Year celebrations – itomari or ‘thread ball’ and mizuhiki,...
Nefertiti

Nefertiti

Replica of Bust of Nefertiti Maker unknown20th centuryPainted plaster The bust of Nefertiti, which was purchased by Denys Eyre Bower, is a copy of the original one and is part of his Egyptian collection. It can be seen on the mantelpiece in the Egyptian room at...