The interior decorated anhua (hidden decoration) with two fierce five clawed dragons, chasing the flaming pearl. The reverse of the rim decorated with two green glazed five clawed dragons chasing the flaming pearl amidst cloud formations to a yellow ground. The base with Jiajing six character mark within double circle. Diameter 19.8 cm.
Cracks, restored chips.
Purchased at Bukowskis, 1998, 0508:1211. Then from the Collection of Gösta Thames.
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 Christies, live auction 2553, fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Parts I & II, lot 1978. March 23, 2012.
Also compare a dish with Zhengde Mark in the National Palace Museum in Taipei, no K1B002824N000000000PAC.