The Punctilious Mr. P's 'Pagoda' place card set. The pagoda is one of the anchors of Chinese iconography and symbolism. Beautiful and elegant, this 18th or 19th century colored pagoda engraving will bring an instant mood of chinoiserie to your dinner table.
In Japan the pagodas were introduced from China with Buddhism. They are usually square in plan and five stories high, each story having its projecting roof. Generally made of wood, they exhibit superb carpentry craftsmanship.