Chinese collection

Item LL 9344

Accession no: LL 9344
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Chalcedony
Place made: China
Date made: Mid-Qing Dynasty (C.1736-1850 AD)
Measurements: H. 6.5 cm

Description: Snuff bottle in flask-shaped; chalcedony, with 'he he twins' in relief, one holding a large lotus leaf and the other a box; jade green glass stopper.

Provenance
C. S. Holberton collection; his sale, Christie's, 26 June 1918, lot 169, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £19.19s (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. 707.