Raised on three blade-shaped supports, the sides well cast with taotie masks flanked by inverted dragons, inscription cast beneath the loop handle and on the capped posts, all reserved on a leiwen ground, with a pair of capped posts rising from the rim, with malachite encrustation. Height 20,5 cm.
Provenance: From the Collection of Nils Robert Bjuke (1889-1973). A Swedish engineer who lived and worked in Canton, China during the 1920’s and 1930’s. For more information, see below.
100 000 - 150 000 SEK
9 400 - 14 100 EUR
8 980 - 13 500 USD
Nils Robert Bjuke (1889-1973). A Swedish engineer who lived and worked in Canton, China during the 1920’s and 1930’s. He held the title Acting Engineer in Chief of the River Conservancy Commission and specialized in port prospection and built several ports for the Chinese Government. He was an active hobby film maker and his private records of street- and port life from this time is a real treasure trove and is now deposited at Kungliga Biblioteket in Stockholm, Sweden. He has written about his interesting meetings with people such as Tang Shao I and Nicolas Barclay de Tolly Weimarn in; Nya Äventyr Jorden Runt, Natur och Kultur, Stockholm.
He and his wife Margareta was passionate collectors of Chinese art, furniture and antiques. They donated pieces from their collection to the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities in Stockholm se for example lots no OM-1994-0007 and -0008.
See black and white photo from the study at the recidence at Norrmälarstrand in 1929, visable on the right.