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A blue and white bowl, Qing dynasty, 17th century with six character mark of Chenghua.

30 000 - 40 000 SEK
2 740 - 3 660 EUR
2 910 - 3 880 USD
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32 000 SEK
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Cecilia Nordström
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A blue and white bowl, Qing dynasty, 17th century with six character mark of Chenghua.

Decorated in underglaze blue with stylized floral scroll and Chi characters for good luck. The base with six character of emperor Chenghua within double circle. Diameter 16.3 cm.



Purchased at Bukowskis Auction 550, lot no 2079, then From the Collection of Astrid (born von Platen 1893-1982) and Nils Rudebeck (1877-1964). Thence by descent.

The couple accompanied the Swedish crown prince Gustav Adolf, later King Gustav VI Adolf on his trip to China in 1926.

Nils Rudebeck was Marshal of the Court to to Gustaf Adolf and Astrid Rudebeck were a close friend to his wife Louis Mountbatten so they came to accompany the couple on their around the world trip where China was an important stop to the Swedish Crown Prince since his great interest in the Chinese Culture. He later on founded the famous "China Club" in Sweden in 1929. Astrid Rudebeck was the daughter of the great collector of Chinese antiques hovstallmästare Carl Gustaf von Platen.

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.