Chinese collection

Item LL 9393

Accession no: LL 9393
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Porcelain (Enamelled Red)
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, 19th Century
Measurements: H. 7.1 cm

Description: Snuff bottle of flattened bottle shape with Elight Buddhist Emblems and floral scrolls on a ground of key fret; ornament moulded in high refief and enamelled red in imitation of Peking lacquer; red dome-shaped stopper mounted in metal. 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 58, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £8.18s.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. 623.