Objets de vertu
1725 - 1775
1085 x 290 mm; 300 mm (Diameter)Order this image
Blickling Hall, Norfolk (Accredited Museum)
On show at
One of a pair of Chinese carved ivory pagodas, possibly mid-18th-century, with nine tiers hung with ivory bells and with figures inside each tier, topped by a ball finial with four gilt chains, set on an octagonal base with miniature trees and greenery, in a tapering glass case with bamboo-effect gilt frame and on a white-painted wooden pedestal.
Thought to have come from Marble Hill House, the villa of Henrietta, Countess of Suffolk (1681-1767), who was the aunt of John Hobart, 2nd Earl of Buckinghamshire (1723-1793).