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.

Provenance
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.

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