Chinese collection

Item LL 9426
rear view of bottle of item LL 9426

Accession no: LL 9426
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration in famille rose style
Place made: Guangzhou (Canton), China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Qianlong (1736-1795 AD)
Measurements: H. 6.6 cm

Description: Snuff bottle of flattened flask shape; painted in famille rose enamels with festival decoration and processions of children; porcelain cap on stopper. Mark and reign period of Qianlong (1736-1795 AD). A very popular image is known as the ''One Hundred Boys''.

Provenance
C. S. Holberton collection; his sale, Christie's, 26 June 1918, lot 64, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £12.1s.6d. (for the whole lot; three 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. 630.