Chinese collection

Item LL 9391

Accession no: LL 9391
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Glass (Blue)
Place made: Beijing (Peking), China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, 19th Century
Measurements: H. 6.3 cm

Description: Snuff bottle in the form of a lotus bud with tendrils, leaves, and buds, and an insect in relief; sapphire glass; a monkey carved in coral on the stopper.

C. S. Holberton collection; his sale, Christie's, 26 June 1918, lot 59, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £12.1s.6d. (for the whole lot; three 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. 679.