Chinese collection

Item LL 9411
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Accession no: LL 9411
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Amber
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, 19th Century
Measurements: H. 9 cm

Description: Snuff bottle in flask-shaped, with two lion-mask handles with rings; amber, carved in low relief with a sage and a boy under a pine, ducks and water. jade cap on stopper with gilded metal base.

C. S. Holberton collection; his sale, Christie's, 26 June 1918, lot 93, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £8.18s.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. 643.