Chinese collection

Item LL 9364

Accession no: LL 9364
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Porcelain (Famille Noire)
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, 19th Century
Measurements: H. 7.9 cm

Description: Snuff bottle, cylindrical, with small mouth; design of a five-clawed dragon pursuing a pearl among clouds, in white, green, and yellow in a black ground; the scales of the dragon are etched; green wave border.

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.

R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 614.