Chinese collection

Item LL 9420
rear view of bottle of item LL 9420

Accession no: LL 9420
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Jade (Spinach Green)
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, 19th Century
Measurements: H. 5.7 cm

Description: Snuff bottle of flask shape with straight sides; spinach-green soapstone carved in relief with longevity symbols including rock, pine,deer, crane and bat on one sides, and seven seal characters on the other; flat-topped jade cap on stopper.

Provenance
C. S. Holberton collection; his sale, Christie's, 26 June 1918, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; 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. 668.