The rotting ruin of a giant Gulliver being captured by the people of Lilliput at Japan’s dormant Gulliver’s Kingdom. The theme park, based on Jonathan Swift’s novel Gulliver’s Travels, was built near Mount Fuji close to Aokigahara forest, a place associated in Japanese mythology with demons and a popular place to commit suicide.
This Tudor pomander or musk ball was found on the Surrey bank of the Thames in 1854. The frame of the pomander has survived intact with five of the twelve pearls but none of the original enamel decoration. The central tubular shaft contains a thread in the upper section and the small ring-topped gold screw fastens the remaining five separate elements together once they have been assembled. This meant that the whole thing could be taken apart easily and the pomander refilled.