Chinese collection

Item LL 9311
view of back of bottle of item LL 9311

Accession no: LL 9311
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Onyx
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, 18th Century
Measurements: H. 8 cm

Description: Snuff bottle in the form of a date; black quartz crystal with white reliefs; ornamented with foliage and tendrils; a butterfly, and five seal characters conveying a wish for happiness, rank, and long life; red colour stopper set in metal with finial; loose stopper cap.

C. S. Holberton collection; his sale, Christie's, 26 June 1918, lot 165, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £8.18s.6d. (for the whole lot; five 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. 737.