The mark reads 'Fu kuei chia ch'i - a fine vessel for the rich and honorable'. The exterior decorated with mythical creatures in a garden setting, above that a band with a continuous scroll of squirrels amidst leaves. The interior with a roundel with a mythical creature, around the rim a band with cranes and stylized cache pattern. Diameter 29.5 cm.
Cracks, wear. Chips.
Purchased at Bukowskis Sale, 550, lot no 2055.
From the Collection of Art Director Ivar Björnberg (1934-2021). Growing up at Östermalm, Stockholm Ivar visited gallery viewings, auction viewings and antique shops with his parents and alone. It was during his visits to the antique dealers of Stockholm he became friends with the dealer Victoria Lindström, Grev Turegatan 28 (she later moved her gallery to Riddargatan), Stockholm. He started to work extra at the gallery and had her as a mentor when starting his own collection. The collection is a academic one and it shows Mr Björnbergs taste and great passion for the aesthetics of Chinese Works of Art.