Chinese collection

Item LL 9384
mark on base of bottle of item LL 9384

Accession no: LL 9384
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Porcelain (Enamelled); Silk
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, 19th Century
Measurements: H. 8.9 cm

Description: Snuff bottle in form of a leaf; enamelled on the faces with insects and blossoms in green and blue grounds; on the sides, corel-red with good wishes inscribed in gold, namely, Ji Xiang Ru Yi (Good fortune in acord with your wishes), and Yan Nian Yi Shou (Prolonged years, increased longevity); red stopper in dome shape; brocade silk case. Mark and reign period of Qianlong (1736-1795 AD), but of the date of manufacture is about 19th Century.

C. S. Holberton collection; his sale, Christie's, 26 June 1918, lot 119, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £6.16s.6d. (for the whole lot; 3 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. 618.