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A blue and white bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644).

8 000 - 10 000 SEK
731 - 914 EUR
777 - 971 USD
Hammer price
11 000 SEK
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Cecilia Nordström
Cecilia Nordström
Head Specialist Asian Ceramics and Works of Art, European Ceramics and Glass
+46 (0)739 40 08 02
A blue and white bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644).

Four character mark to base within a double square. Rounded sides on a tapering footrim, slightly everted rim. Decorated in underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling flowers and leaves between pairs of blue lines. Diameter 14.6 cm.

Surface wear, fritts. Firing flaws.


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. 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.


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