Chinese collection

Item LL 9320
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Accession no: LL 9320
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Chalcedony; Jade (Stopper)
Place made: China
Date made: Mid-Qing Dynasty (C.1736-1850 AD)
Measurements: H. 7.5 cm

Description: Snuff bottle in flask-shaped; chalcedony with mocha markings, carved in relief with mountain landscape and rocks, a horseman and attendant, and a sage in a grotto; the ground green and the reliefs in shades of brown; jade cap on flat top stopper.

Provenance
C. S. Holberton collection; his sale, Christie's, 26 June 1918, lot 144, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £13.13s. (for the whole lot; six 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. 646.