Chinese collection

Item LL 9365

Accession no: LL 9365
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Crystal
Place made: Beijing (Peking), China
Date made: Mid-Qing Dynasty (C.1736-1850 AD)
Measurements: H. 8.5 cm

Description: Snuff bottle of flake shape; cloudy quartz crystal; on one side, carved reliefs in mottled grey of pine tree, sage, and attendant; on the back, a landscape and pine in low relief; flat pink glass cap on stopper.

Provenance
C. S. Holberton collection; his sale, Christie's, 26 June 1918, lot 125, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £13.2s.6d. (for the whole lot; four 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. 642.