Chinese collection

Item LL 9371
side view of bottle of item LL 9371
side view of bottle of item LL 9371

Accession no: LL 9371
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Agate (Russet Inclusions)
Place made: China
Date made: Mid-Qing Dynasty (C.1736-1850 AD)
Measurements: H. 6.9 cm

Description: Snuff bottle of flattened vase form; buff jade with reddish reliefs; on the ends' an european man carrying a palm leaf, a lion at the foot of a palm tree; three-part stopper, rose red glass mounted in metal with finial.

Provenance
C. S. Holberton collection; his sale, Christie's, 26 June 1918, lot 127, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £7.17s.6d. (for the whole lot; 4 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. 740.