Rectangular shape, broad sholder, decorated in underglaze blue with eight men in a garden setting. Height 25 cm.
Neck shortened. Retouched loss of glaze near base. Silver mount to rim.
Purchased at Victoria Lindström, a gift from the collectors mother to Ivar Björnberg on his 25th birthday.
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, Stockholm (she later moved her gallery to Riddargatan). 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.