Vases of this form and decoration are rare. Compare a closely related example with a shorter neck, illustrated in Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol. III (ii), 2006, no. 1510. A similar example, although of smaller dimension and more vigorously applied splashes, is illustrated in Sekei toji zenshu/ Ceramic Art of the World, Tokyo, 1977, vol. 12, p. 244, pl. 246.
Dr Johannes Hellner (1866-1947), a Swedish jurist and politician, was the Foreign Minister during World War I. After retiring from all official obligations, Hellner began to study and acquire Chinese ceramics in 1925, and in 1928 he co-founded Kinaklubben, which became the Swedish branch of the Oriental Ceramic Society in the early 1930s. While monochrome pieces from the Ming and Qing featured prominently, the primary focus of his collection was on Tang and Song ceramics.
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