Chinese collection

Item LL 9405

Accession no: LL 9405
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Chalcedony
Place made: China
Date made: Mid-Qing Dynasty (C.1736-1850 AD)
Measurements: H. 6.4 cm

Description: Snuff in flask-shaped, chalcedony; one side slightly concave; relief designs with a horse tethered a pine tree on one side, and a monkey and bee on the two ends; jade cap on stopper.

Provenance
C. S. Holberton collection; his sale, Christie's, 26 June 1918, lot 127, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £7.17s.6d. (for the whole lot; four 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. 716.