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Crosier head Crosier head

Crosier head with floral cluster in centre of crook and stem decorated with champlevé enamel, from the grave of a bishop, from Roy Ritchie's excavations at Whithorn Priory, Whithorn, Wigtownshire: English, late 12th century

Mask Mask

Mask of carved and gilded wood, with eyeballs and teeth of gilt metal, representing the evil spirit Kaname-ishi, for No drama, signed: Japan, by Deme Tōhaku Mitsutaka, 1675-1715

Bowl, ceremonial Bowl, ceremonial

Ceremonial bowl of carved red lacquer on gilt metal, with alternate sprays of lotus and peach blossom and the longevity character Shou: China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong reign, 1736 - 1795

Vase, wall Vase, wall

Carved lacquer wall vase, decorated with the Eight Buddhist Emblems of Good Fortune (bajixiang) on a cloud ground, and a lacquer panel with an inscription: China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong reign, 1736

Vase, wall Vase, wall

Carved lacquer wall vase, gourd-shaped bottle form with a defective waist, and with lotus and peony sprays, and lacquer panels with inscriptions: China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong reign, 1736

Incense burner Incense burner

Incense burner with cover of cloisonne enamel, with gilt metal mounts and monster-head legs, coloured lotus flowers and leaf scrolls on a turquoise blue ground : China, 18th century AD

Charm box / top Charm box / top

Top of a charm box of gilt metal studded with turquoises, square with an applied triangular portion on each side, one portion with the turquoises missing, everyday ritual: Tibet

Teapot Teapot

Teapot of gilt metal, with globular body with applied silver bands and gilt mythical animals, and a spout and handle in the form of monstrous animals, everyday use: Tibet, Lhasa, late 19th century

Teapot cover Teapot cover

Domed teapot cover of gilt metal with silver lotus ornament and gilt auspicious symbols, everyday use: Tibet, Lhasa, late 19th century

Scent bottle Scent bottle

Scent bottle of clear colourless cut glass with gilt metal mount and hinged cover engraved and enamelled in translucent blue in champlevé technique, part of the Ida Pappenheim Collection: Bohemian, c. 1850 - 1900

Scent bottle Scent bottle

Scent bottle of clear colourless cut glass with openwork gilt metal mount of rosettes and scrolls with hinged pierced cover, part of the Ida Pappenheim Collection: Bohemian, c. 1800 - 1850

Scent bottle Scent bottle

Scent bottle of clear colourless glass with cut decoration of a diaper of eight-pointed stars, with gilt metal mount with hinged cover stamped with fleurs-de-lys and flowers in figures of eight in relief, part of the Ida Pappenheim Collection: Bohemian, c. 1830 - 1850

Scent bottle cover Scent bottle cover

Detachable gilt metal screw cover with ring handle, for a scent bottle of clear colourless glass with cut decoration of radiating bands, part of the Ida Pappenheim Collection: Bohemian, early 19th century

Scent bottle Scent bottle

Scent bottle of clear colourless glass with cut decoration of alternating plain and serrated vertical bands, with tall matching cover on hinged gilt metal mount stamped with a band of foliage enamelled in white, black and green and set with cabochon jewels, part of the Ida Pappenheim Collection: probably Bohemian, c. 1850 - 1900

Scent bottle stopper Scent bottle stopper

Detachable gilt metal screw stopper with ring handle, for a scent bottle of clear colourless glass with cut decoration of oblique lines, part of the Ida Pappenheim Collection: Bohemian, c. 1800 - 1825

Scent bottle Scent bottle

Scent bottle of clear colourless glass with cut decoration of a network of lozenges, with gilt metal mount and hinged cover with flowers and foliage in low relief on convex bands, part of the Ida Pappenheim Collection: Bohemian, c. 1830 - 1850

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