Chinese collection

Item LL 9374

Accession no: LL 9374
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Glass (Imitating Realgar)
Place made: Beijing (Peking), China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, 18th Century
Measurements: H. 6.4 cm

Description: Snuff bottle with flattened ovoid body; realgar glass; relief designs of tripod vases and archaic dragons; red cap on stopper.

Provenance
C. S. Holberton collection; his sale, Christie's, 26 June 1918, lot 158, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £9.19s.6d. (for the whole lot; five 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. 747.