Chinese collection

Item LL 9434

Accession no: LL 9434
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Carnelian
Place made: China
Date made: Mid-Qing Dynasty (C.1736-1850 AD)
Measurements: H. 6.3 cm

Description: Snuff bottle in the form of a marrow with tendril and leaf and two butterflies in relief; carnelian; jade stopper in form of a stalk.

Provenance
C. S. Holberton collection; his sale, Christie's, 26 June 1918, lot 132, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £21 (for the whole lot; four 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. 739.