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Not currently on display at the V&A
On display at Sunderland Museum and Winter Garden

This object consists of 2 parts, some of which may be located elsewhere.

Model of a Daoist Temple

ca. 1800 (made)
Place of origin

Model of a Daoist temple in a mountain landscape, carved from wood with ivory, mother of pearl, semi-precious stones and metals. An unsubstantiated story suggests that the model was destined as a gift for Josephine Bonaparte when it was captured by a British ship. The symbolic motifs of peaches and cranes allude to long life.


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Object type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Model of Garden
  • Fragment
Materials and techniques
Carved wood with ivory, mother of pearl, semi-precious stones and metals.
Brief description
Model of a Daoist temple, carved wood with ivory, mother of pearl, semi-precious stones, kingfisher feather and metals, China, ca. 1800
Physical description
Model of a Daoist temple in a mountain landscape, carved from wood with ivory, mother of pearl, semi-precious stones and metals. An unsubstantiated story suggests that the model was destined as a gift for Josephine Bonaparte when it was captured by a British ship. The symbolic motifs of peaches and cranes allude to long life.
Style
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession number
9347(IS)/1

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Record createdJune 25, 2009
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