Chinese collection

Item LL 9317

Accession no: LL 9317
Object type: Snuff Bottle
Name: Snuff bottle
Materials: Agate
Place made: China
Date made: Mid-Qing Dynasty (C.1736-1850 AD)
Measurements: H. 8 cm

Description: Snuff bottle in flask-shaped; chalcedony, with brown reliefs on one side carved with figures in a junk, one with a lute, and a deity abouve in clouds; stopper with red-stained ivory cap.

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. 654.