Chinese collection

Item LL 9415

Accession no: LL 9415
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Agate (Russet Skin)
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, 19th Century
Measurements: H. 6.3 cm

Description: Snuff bottle in flask-shaped;agate; on one side, relief ornaments with two deer and a peach tree from which hangs a gourd - all emblems of longevity; green glass cap on stopper.

C. S. Holberton collection; his sale, Christie's, 26 June 1918, lot 165, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £8.18s.6d. (for the whole lot; five 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. 714.