Chinese collection

Item LL 9347

Accession no: LL 9347
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Porcelain
Place made: China
Date made: Mid-Qing Dynasty (C.1736-1850 AD)
Measurements: H. 8 cm

Description: Snuff bottle in vase-shaped, with high shoulders and small mouth; design of eight lions with brocade balls in underglaze blue in a ground of mottled peach-bloom red; a ninth lion is under the base. Stopper with stained ivory cap.

C. S. Holberton collection; his sale, Christie's, 26 June 1918, lot 140, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £15.4s.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. 616.