The elegant baluster body with wide rounded shoulders and short neck, boldly decorated with flowers, insects and garden rocks in a garden setting, above a border of lappets, the shoulders decorated with jewels and emblems, all in a palette of yellow, turquoise and pale aubergine and reserved on a lustrous dark-blue ground. Height 29 cm.
Replaced neck. Firing crack.
Purchased at Bukowskis sale 559, lot 1453, 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.
Compare with a vase of the same type in the British Museum, Franks.67.
Harrison-Hall 2001 / Catalogue of Late Yuan and Ming Ceramics in the British Museum (13:5).
Vainker 1991 / Chinese Pottery and Porcelain: From Prehistory to the Present (p.166; fig.123).