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A large roof tile figure of a demon guardsman, late Ming dynasty.

Estimate
25 000 - 30 000 SEK
2 290 - 2 740 EUR
2 430 - 2 910 USD
Hammer price
20 000 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 large roof tile figure of a demon guardsman, late Ming dynasty.

Earthenware ridge tile modelled in the form of a striding demon with green and yellow glaze. Striding along this convex ridge tile is a three dimensional figure of a demon. Semi human creature, with an extended ape-like jaw, straigth hair and bulging eyes. Height 65 cm.

Crazing, cracks.

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(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.