Chinese collection

Item LL 9332

Accession no: LL 9332
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Chalcedony
Place made: Beijing (Peking), China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, 19th Century
Measurements: H. 7 cm

Description: Snuff bottle in the form of a gourd, with tendrils and leaves and two squirrels in high relief on one side; chalcedony; stopper in the form of stalk.

Provenance
C. S. Holberton collection; his sale, Christie's, 26 June 1918, lot 164, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £12.1s.6d. (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. 672.