Chinese collection

Item LL 9399

Accession no: LL 9399
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Amethyst
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, 19th Century
Measurements: H. 6.4 cm

Description: Snuff bottle in vase-shaped; root of amethyst, ornamented with gourd vine in relief; jade-green glass flat top stopper.

Provenance
C. S. Holberton collection; his sale, Christie's, 26 June 1918, lot 125, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £13.2s.6d. (for the whole lot; four 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. 732.