Chinese collection

Item LL 9363

Accession no: LL 9363
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Agate
Place made: China
Date made: Mid-Qing Dynasty (C.1736-1850 AD)
Measurements: H. 7.6 cm

Description: Snuff bottle in the form of an egg-fruit; brown agate with light red reliefs of a rock, pine tree, and monkey attacked by a bee on one side; stopper in red stalk-shaped form.

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. 761.