Chinese collection

Item LL 9431

Accession no: LL 9431
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Glass (yellow)
Place made: Beijing (Peking), China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Early 20th Century
Measurements: H. 8.2 cm

Description: Snuff bottle of vase-shaped, with tapering body; yellow glass with relief ornament; two oval medallions with 'shou' (longevity) characterers in seal form, enclosed by scrolls; borders of key fret; jade green glass cap on stopper; pellets inside.

Provenance
C. S. Holberton collection; his sale, Christie's, 26 June 1918, lot 168, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £18.7s.6d. (for the whole lot; twelve 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. 659.