Lacquer box with blossoms

Lacquer box with blossoms

Lacquer box with cherry blossom and inro Signed with red lacquer seal on the base ‘Yasuyuki’ Japanese, late 19th centuryRed and gold lacquer, shell, silver, ivory, bone, polished stone In celebration of Spring, April’s Object of the Month is this...
Statue of Jizo

Statue of Jizo

Statue of the bodhisattva Jizo Maker unknown Japanese, 16th century Bronze This month’s object is this small but intricately carved Japanese bronze statue of the bodhisattva Jizo. He is standing on top of a lotus flower and holding a ‘wish-fulfilling jewel’. In his...
Statue of Amun-Ra

Statue of Amun-Ra

Statue of Amun-Ra Maker unknownAncient Egyptian, Late Period (664 – 332 BC)Bronze Denys Eyre Bower’s rare and fascinating Ancient Egyptian collection includes many images of the gods. Amulets of the gods were worn by worshippers in daily life or buried with their...
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...