Chinese collection

Item LL 9440

Accession no: LL 9440
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Jasper
Place made: China
Date made: Mid-Qing Dynasty (C.1736-1850 AD)
Measurements: H. 6.9 cm

Description: Snuff bottle of rounded flask shape; veined red jasper with passages of light red; carved designs of rocks, plants, and three monkeys, two of them in light red relief; red cap on stopper.

Provenance
C. S. Holberton collection; his sale, Christie's, 26 June 1918, lot 169, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £17.17s. (for the whole lot; seven 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. 696.