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A massive 'blanc de chine' basin, Qing dynasty, 18th century. With a 滄亭清玩 'cang ting qing wan' mark.

75 000 - 100 000 SEK
6 630 - 8 830 EUR
7 050 - 9 400 USD
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Cecilia Nordström
Cecilia Nordström
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A massive 'blanc de chine' basin, Qing dynasty, 18th century. With a 滄亭清玩 'cang ting qing wan' mark.

The four character mark can be translated as ‘the pure trinket of the Cang Pavilion’. Archaistic decoration in relief. Diameter 63.5 cm. Height 49 cm.

Repaired with staples.


From the Alströmer family Collection at Östad Säteri, Västergötland, Sweden, thence by descent.

From the Collection of Patrick Alströmer (1733-1804). The massive piece can be traced back to the estate inventory of Patrick Alströmer. Mr Alströmer was a Swedish noble man and famous industrialist of the 18th Century. The family had business in Alsingsås, and in Russia. His brother Claes Alströmer was a merchant in Gothenburg and a well known bothanist as well as married to Niclas Sahlgrens daugher. Patrick held a number of offices such as kommersråd 1770, landshövding 1774. Director of the Swedish East India Company 1777. He and his brother were introduced in 1778. He founded the Muscical Academy and was a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. His brother Claes Alströmer worked with Carl von Linne and sailed on the east -india men to gather information on plants. Claes was also married to Niclas Sahlgrens daughter.


Compare with a smaller vessel, sold at Sothebys, Important Chinese Art 23 March 2022. lot 326.

Compare also with a vase in the collection of Musee Guimet, Paris with this type of archaistic bronze patterns in blanc de chine. G 1648


Depicted online is the inventory of the Estate of Mr Patrik Alströmer, dated 1804. Then listed as in good condition. In the inventory in 1892, after Jonas Alströmer (1807-1891) it is listed again.

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