Chinese collection

Item LL 58

Accession no: LL 58
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Sardonyx
Place made: Suzhou, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, 18th Century
Measurements: H. 5 cm

Description: Snuff bottle in the form of a fruit; sardonyx with lily bud and foliage, and prunus and insects in relief; silver cap on stopper in the form of a stalk and leaf; with a wooden stand.

Provenance
C. S. Holberton collection; his sale, Christie's, 26 June 1918, lot 168, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £18.9s.6d. (for the whole lot; twelve 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. 731.