Chinese collection

Item LL 78

Accession no: LL 78
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Glass
Place made: Beijing (Peking), China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Late 18th Century
Measurements: H. 6.4 cm

Description: Snuff bottle in form of a gourd with vine and fruit in relief; clear blue glass; red cap on stopper in form of a stalk; stopper broken.

Provenance
C. S. Holberton collection; his sale, Christie's, 26 June 1918, lot 152, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £16.16s. (for the whole lot; five 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. 729.