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Miniature Chinese garden

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Collection Objet d'art
ExhibitionsTraders: The East India Company and Asia
User collections Re┬ĚThink Migration by marre986
Tea: breaking into the tea trade by NMMExhibitions
Gallery locationTraders Gallery (Floor plans)
PeopleProvenance: Anson, George

Object details:

Object ID OBJ0568
Description Qianlong period miniature Chinese garden with a plum tree in coral, a pine tree in carved wood and ivory, tinted ivory bamboos. They symbolize longevity, perseverance and integrity since they can all endure cold weather and are known as the three friends of winter. The garden has tree fungus in mother of pearl, ivory cranes and rocks in malachite and rose quartz - these are also symbols of longevity. The stand is made of rosewood and mother of pearl - the shell plaques are pierced with a dragon and lotus design.
Date made 18th century

Place made China
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials coral; ivory; wood
Measurements Overall: 444 mm x 419 mm x 260 mm
  • Miniature Chinese garden (OBJ0568)
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