Chinese collection

Item LL 9468

Accession no: LL 9468
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Crystal
Place made: Beijing (Peking), China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, 19th Century
Measurements: H. 6.8 cm

Description: Snuff bottle in form of a vase with ovoid body and neck slightly contracted; two handles in the form of archaic dragons running the length of the sides; crystal; engraved with Shou (longevity) characters and borders of Ru yi heads and pointed leaves.

Provenance
A Lady of Title Collection; her sale, Christie's, 14 March, 1916, lot 58; purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £10 (for the whole lot); 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. 770.