Treasures from Europe to be exhibited at Shandong Museum

By Liu Chuan| (| Updated : 2023-04-27

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A collection of treasures from Europe dating back to the 17th to 19th centuries will be displayed at Shandong Museum from April 28 to August 31.

These 90 rare pieces include snuffboxes, micromosaic artworks, as well as gold and silver vessels, which vividly reflect the lifestyle and social etiquette of the European court and nobility during that time.

The exhibition is sponsored by Shandong Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Founded in 1852, the Victoria and Albert Museum was named after the royal couple Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. It is most famous for its extensive collection of applied and decorative arts and design, as well as sculpture.

Check out the video, having a peek sneak of treasures from Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries at Shandong Museum. [Video by Liu Chuan/]


An epergne, a stand with holders for sweet meats, fruit, and flowers. It was one of the most popular silverwares in 18th-century Europe. [Photo provided to]


A snuffbox with an image of French Emperor Napoleon I. It was produced in nearly 1812. [Photo provided to]


An exquisite vessel for cooling wine. It was used at the end of 18th century in London. [Photo by Liu Chuan/]


A range of wine vessels used in Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries. [Photo by Liu Chuan/]


A series of micromosaic artworks from Europe will be displayed at Shandong Museum. [Photo by Liu Chuan/]