Chinese collection

Item LL 9338
view of back of bottle of item LL 9338

Accession no: LL 9338
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Amber
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, 19th Century
Measurements: H. 9.5 cm

Description: Snuff bottle in flask-shaped; with two lion-mask handles and rings; amber, carved with mountain landscaped and horsemen, and a tower over a river; stopper with jade-green glass cap.

Provenance
C. S. Holberton collection; his sale, Christie's, 26 June 1918, lot 93, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £8.18s.6d. (for the whole lot; six 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. 641.