Chinese collection

Item LL 9370

Accession no: LL 9370
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Agate (Russet Skin)
Place made: China
Date made: Mid-Qing Dynasty (C.1736-1850 AD)
Measurements: H. 6 cm

Description: Snuff bottle in flask-shaped; with design of Zhong Kui with sword and peach, and two bats; red cap on stopper. Zong Kui (the Japanese Shoki) is a queller of demons, for which purpose he carries a sword.

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.

R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 717.