Chinese collection

Item LL 9457

Accession no: LL 9457
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Glass: blue and white
Place made: Beijing (Peking), China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, 19th Century
Measurements: H. 6.7 cm

Description: Snuff bottle in flask-shaped; blue glass with white relief with a pair of archaic dragons on each side, and two lion-mask handles with rings; flat top jade cap on stopper.

Provenance
C. S. Holberton collection; his sale, Christie's, 26 June 1918, lot 152, 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. 713.