Ovoid shape, decorated in a vivid blue with three panels with symbols for longevity (a crane), happiness (shoucharacter), and wealth (antiques and precious objects) all separated with cloud formations. Height 20 cm.
Puchased at Bukowskis, Sale 577, lot 1688. Then from a private collection.
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.