Chinese collection

Item LL 9310
view of back of bottle of item LL 9310

Accession no: LL 9310
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Lacquer
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, 19th Century
Measurements: H. 6.5 cm

Description: Snuff bottle in flask-shaped; black lacquer inlaid with designs in silver wire; on one side, two vases and inscriptions; on the other, an inscription in seal (zhuan) characters; two-part stopper coloured in red and turquoise.

C. S. Holberton collection; his sale, Christie's, 26 June 1918, lot 160, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £16.5s.6d. (for the whole lot; six 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. 712.