Chinese collection

Item LL 9337
view of back of bottle of item LL 9337
view of mark on base of bottle of item LL 9337

Accession no: LL 9337
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Lacquer
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, 18th Century
Measurements: H. 8 cm

Description: Snuff bottle in flask-shaped; black lacquer engraved with landscapes and an Immortal on one side, the Spinning Maiden and the Ox-herd on the other; amethyst glass cap on stopper. Hall-mark in four characters engrave beneath, 'Yin Hung Tang Zhi' (Made in the Yin-hung Hall).

Provenance
C. S. Holberton collection; his sale, Christie's, 26 June 1918, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; 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. 662.