Chinese collection

Item LL 9403

Accession no: LL 9403
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Nephrite
Place made: China
Date made: Mid-Qing Dynasty (C.1736-1850 AD)
Measurements: H. 6.6 cm

Description: Snuff bottle in the form of a lotus bud; pale grey-green jade carved in relief with stem bound with fillets, a monkey holding a floral spray, and a bee.

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.

R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 669.