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Pair of decorative soapstone pagodas
|Description||Pair of decorative soapstone pagodas carved in sections and assembled on metal rods. Theys were brought back from China by J. F. Green on one of his voyages. J. F. Green lived 1846-1923, which suggests the pagodas were brought back in the late 19th century. The access to the top of the pagoda ran alternatively via stairs in the the interior and ledges on the exterior of the building and this is shown in the model. Each pagoda has a steel rod through the middle. One disassembles into 16 pieces and the other into ten pieces. A finial screws onto the top of each steel rod to hold the sections in place. The pagodas were later placed either side of the front door of 'Lemore', one of the Green houses.|
|Date made||unknown, probably late 19th century|
|Credit||National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Green Blackwall Collection|
|Measurements||Overall: 1800 x 230 x 230 mm|
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