Chinese collection

Item LL 9322

Accession no: LL 9322
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze bright red decoration
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Qianlong (1736-1795 AD)
Measurements: H. 9.2 cm

Description: Snuff bottle in cylindrical shape, with small mouth; two-part stopper mounted with spinach-green jadeite. Diminutive vases and bottles were known in China under the name of yao ping (medicine vases) long before the Chinese made acquaintance with snuff.

C. S. Holberton collection; his sale, Christie's, 26 June 1918, lot 48, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £7.17s.6d. (for the whole lot; two bottles); by whom gifted to the Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1922.

R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 604.