Chinese collection

Item LL 9402

Accession no: LL 9402
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Nephrite
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, 18th Century
Measurements: H. 7.4 cm

Description: Snuff bottle of vase shape, with flattened sides; pale green jade carved in low relief with symbolical good luck designs of rocks and waves, maple trees, fugus, and bats holding the knot emblem; stopper with stained red dome-shaped cover.

Provenance
C. S. Holberton collection; his sale, Christie's, 26 June 1918, lot 152, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £16.16s. (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. 658.