Chinese collection

Item LL 9385

Accession no: LL 9385
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Jade
Place made: China
Date made: Mid-Qing Dynasty (C.1736-1850 AD)
Measurements: H. 6.6 cm

Description: Snuff bottle of flattened flask shape; 'mutton-fat' jade with a green band; carved with cloud scrolls, and a lion and tapir-like creature which follow the line of the green; jade flat top stopper.

Provenance
C. S. Holberton collection; his sale, Christie's, 26 June 1918, lot 144, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £13.13s. (for the whole lot; six 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. 718.