Chinese collection

Item LL 9308
rear view of object of item LL 9308

Accession no: LL 9308
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Amethyst
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, 19th Century
Measurements: H. 7.1 cm

Description: Snuff bottle in the form of a lotus bud with stalk and leaves, on which are a monkey and a bee; amethystine quartz; cap of stopper craved in form of a stalk to match; spoon broken and missing.

Provenance
C. S. Holberton collection; his sale, Christie's, 26 June 1918, lot 59, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £12.1s.6d. (for the whole lot; three 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. 681.