Chinese collection

Item LL 9340
view of back of bottle of item LL 9340
view of spoon/stopper of item LL 9340

Accession no: LL 9340
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. 7.7 cm

Description: Snuff bottle in flask-shaped, with two lion-masks and rings; chalcedony with mocha markings, with carved designs of water, lotus, fish, and crab; stopper of jade mounted in metal.

Provenance
C. S. Holberton collection; his sale, Christie's, 26 June 1918, lot 169, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £17.17s. (for the whole lot; seven 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. 665.