Chinese collection

Item LL 9395
mark on base of dish of item LL 9395

Accession no: LL 9395
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Porcelain (Enamelled Red)
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Jiaqing (1796-1820 AD)
Measurements: H. 6.7 cm

Description: Snuff bottle of round flask shape with small mouth and base; ornament moulded in high refief and enamelled red in imitation of Peking lacquer; medallions on the face with two Taoist divinities on a ground of waves and clouds on one side, and Bodhidharma crossing the sea to Japan on the other; on the sides,clouds with elblems of the Eight Immortals and bats; spoon stopper with ivory cap stained red. 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. 622.