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A blue and white bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722).

Estimate
26 000 - 30 000 SEK
2 380 - 2 740 EUR
2 520 - 2 910 USD
Hammer price
90 000 SEK
Purchasing info
For condition report contact specialist
Cecilia Nordström
Stockholm
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, Qing dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722).

With Chenghuas six character mark to base within double circle. The interior decorated with a setting sun in waves and a moon coming up in the sky. Around the rim a broad band with flowers and waves. The exterior decorated with cranes and peach trees. Diameter 19.3 cm.

Firingspots.

Provenance

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.

Literature

The combination of a crane with peaches is one of the Chinese symbols of longevity, due to their associations with immortals (i.e. they were used as conveyance for immortals). Both of them are symbols of longevity in Chinese mythology.