Chinese collection

Item LL 9427
rear view of bottle of item LL 9427

Accession no: LL 9427
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, Late 19th Century
Measurements: H. 7.2 cm

Description: Snuff bottle of flattened flask shape; painted in famille rose enamels with immortals and obscured Chinese paintings; procelain cap on stopper. Mark and reign period of Qianlong (1736-1795 AD), but of the date of manufacture is about late 19th Century.

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.

R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 631.