Chinese collection

Item LL 9425
rear view of bottle of item LL 9425

Accession no: LL 9425
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Chalccedony
Place made: China
Date made: Mid-Qing Dynasty (C.1736-1850 AD)
Measurements: H. 7.3 cm

Description: Snuff bottle in flask-shaped, with two tiger-mask handles with rings; chalcedony of jade-green colour; on one face, carved reliefs of a pine tree, two figures, and a horse led by a pig-headed man in shades of brown; damaged; spoon stopper capped with green jade and red-stained ivory.

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. 650.