Chinese collection

Item LL 9397

Accession no: LL 9397
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Nephrite
Place made: China
Date made: Mid-Qing Dynasty (C.1736-1850 AD)
Measurements: H. 7.1 cm

Description: Snuff bottle in form of a finger citron with stalk and leaves in relief; mutton fat jade; red cap on stopper.

Provenance
C. S. Holberton collection; his sale, Christie's, 26 June 1918, lot 148, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £12.1s.6d. (for the whole lot; five 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. 738.