Chinese collection

Item LL 9343

Accession no: LL 9343
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Agate
Place made: China
Date made: Mid-Qing Dynasty (C.1736-1850 AD)
Measurements: H. 7 cm

Description: Snuff bottle in the form of a fruit; chalcedony, carved with figure of Zhong Kui in high relief with raised sword, and five bats; red stopper.

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. 754.