Chinese collection

Item LL 9442

Accession no: LL 9442
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Agate
Place made: China
Date made: Mid-Qing Dynasty (C.1736-1850 AD)
Measurements: H. 5.5 cm

Description: Snuff bottle of flattened oval form; banded agate with carved reliefs of rocks and pine trees, the fronds touched with colour; stopper lost.

Provenance
C. S. Holberton collection; his sale, Christie's, 26 June 1918, lot 168, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £18.7s.6d. (for the whole lot; twelve 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. 711.