Rounded sides, tall neck with everted rim, decorated with a stylized floral pattern, celadon glaze. Height 25.5 cm.
Crazing, crack, chips.
Purchased at Bukowskis 1996, Sale 0500, Lot no 1047. Then from a private Swedish collection of early Chinese ceramics.
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.