Chinese collection

Item LL 9424

Accession no: LL 9424
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Chalcedony
Place made: China
Date made: Mid-Qing Dynasty (C.1736-1850 AD)
Measurements: H. 6 cm

Description: Snuff bottle in flask-shaped; chalcedony; on one side, Liu Hai with his three legged toad and string of cash in relief; on the other, a bat; red cap on stopper.

Provenance
C. S. Holberton collection; his sale, Christie's, 26 June 1918, lot 153, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £14.3s.6d. (for the whole lot; eight 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. 735.