Chinese collection

Item LL 9446

Accession no: LL 9446
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, 19th Century
Measurements: H. 7.7 cm

Description: Snuff bottle in artemisia leaf form, moulded with panels of key fret on the faces and overlapping leaves on the edges; the faces enamelled green, the edge red; stopper with coral knob.

Provenance
C. S. Holberton collection; his sale, Christie's, 26 June 1918, lot 105, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £16.16s. (for the whole lot; five 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. 629.