Chinese collection

Item LL 9394
mark on base of bottle of item LL 9394

Accession no: LL 9394
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Porcelain (Enamelled Red)
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Jiaqing (1796-1820 AD)
Measurements: H. 8.3 cm

Description: Snuff bottle of flattened oval body with small neck and base; ornament moulded in high refief and enamelled red in imitation of Peking lacquer; pierced outer casing with dragon and phoenix in clouds; stopper with porcelain cap imitating jade. Mark and reign period of Jiaqing (1796-1820 AD).

Provenance
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.

Literature
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 624.