Delicately potted with a short tapering foot rising to rounded sides and a gently flaring rim, the interior decorated with a lotus scroll with a wheel in the center, the exterior covered with a brilliant turquoise and blue glaze applied to the biscuit, in a continuous lotus scroll pattern with emblems. The white-glazed base inscribed in underglaze blue with Hongzhis six-character reign mark within a double circle. Diameter 13.5 cm.
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 a dish in blue and turquoise glaze at the Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan dated as Ming dynasty. Image Number: K1B015444N000000000PAC.