Chinese collection

Item LL 9321

Accession no: LL 9321
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Chalcedony; Coral (Stopper)
Place made: China
Date made: Mid-Qing Dynasty (C.1736-1850 AD)
Measurements: H. 8.6 cm

Description: Snuff bottle in flask-shaped; chalcedony, with greyish white reliefs; on one side, a horseman and attendant and a prunus bough; red cap on stopper.

Provenance
C. S. Holberton collection; his sale, Christie's, 26 June 1918, lot 158, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £9.19s.6d. (for the whole lot; 5 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. 689.