China and Sweden: Treasured Memories


Second Section - Individual Orders


Chinese Export Porcelain
Armorial and Personalized Designs

64. famille rose Pieces of a Tea Service, Margareta Elisabeth Walcke - Initials MEW

Jiaqing period, Qing dynasty c. 1800
1) Sugar-urn with lid; Diam.18 and 7.8 cm, width 14.5, height 15. cm
2) Cream-jug, Length 16.4,width 8.4, foot's diam. 7.3, height 12.4 cm
3) Oval dish stand for teapot 18 x 15.4 cm, height 1.7cm
4-5) Teacups and saucers, 2 pairs. Cup's diam. 11.2 and 5.5cm, height 5.8 cm
Saucer's diam. 15.5and 9.1 cm, height 3.7 cm
Collection of the City Museum of Gothenburg

Painted in enamels and gold. Monogram MEW and broad border in copper color, marbled with gilt floral pattern and panels. Within latter are varied miniature landscapes en camaieu in sepia, alternating with varied bird and twig-motifs painted in black and gray enamels, and also, in one of the latter on each piece, a hidden monogram J.T. Two types of smaller borders at edge and as inner circle on saucers and dish. Small flower sprays flank the central monogram.

The monograms refer to Margareta Elisabeth Walcke and her husband (after 1776) Jonas Tranchell (1740-1809), who ordered the service. He was treasurer of the SOIC (1766-95) and in 1798 became one of the directors of the fourth charter (1786-1806). Four of his younger brothers were involved in SOIC as well: Sven served as ship's priest on three voyages in the 1780s, Carl Henrik was SOIC's secretary during the fourth charter 1786-1806, and Per was captain on two voyages 1785-90. Moreover, Margareta Elisabeth Walcke's uncle Thure Gabriel Walcke was senior examining customs officer in Gothenburg, responsible for control of East Indian goods.

66. famille rose Cup and Saucer with Armorial decorations - J.S or I.S.

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty 1780s
Cup's diam. 9.3 and 3.5, height 6.8, length incl. the ear c. 10 cm. Saucer's diam. 7.5 and 14, height 3.8 cm
Collection of the City Museum of Gothenburg

The cup of with waist with fluted rim and shaped ear; saucer with cup well and upturned rim. Painted in violet enamel and gold: a rococo-cartouche with monogram JS or IS, stray flowers, and at mouth on inside a rococo-vine.

67. famille rose Coffee cups and saucers With Armorial decoration "ELLSBO"

Qianlong / Jiaqing period, Qing dynasty, end of the 18th century
Cup's diam.6.7 and 4.4 cm, height 6.8 cm
Saucer's diam. 8.3; height 3.4 cm
Collection of the City Museum of Gothenburg

Painted decoration in enamels and gold: drapery border in mauve and gold, shield with name Ellsbo, surrounded by small yellow flowers with green leaves. Inside of cups is vine in gold and green; same vine forms an inner circle on saucers. The service, which also includes punch bowls and cups, was ordered by county treasurer Fredrik Magnus Åkerman (1754-1830) owner of Ellesbo estate on Hisingen Island close to Gothenburg. (Photo from museum exhibition, Gothenburg, 2013).

68. Gilt famille rose Handled Cup and Saucer for the Swedish King Gustav III to commemorate his revolution in August 19th 1772

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty, 1776
Saucer: Md 13.9 cm, H 3.2 cm, Fd 8.4 cm. Cup: H 6.8 cm, Md 6.5 cm, Fd 4.4 cm
(Coll.: AW)
Decorated with over glaze enamels, fencai, with a gilt letter G on a blue background under a royal crown and a gold laurel wreath with mark 'D.19 AUG.1772'. Four small flower sprigs surround the medallion; gilt rims. On bottom in black is the mark 1776. Several similar were ordered by the Swedish King Gustav III to commemorate the revolution in August 19th 1772 and were given to his loyal supporters.

69. famille rose Teapot and Cup of Gilt Armorial decoration for the City of Gothenburg

Early Qianlong period, Qing dynasty (1736-95)
Length incl. spout and handle 18.5, diam. 11 and 6, height 12.5 cm
Collection of the City Museum of Gothenburg

Decoration is sketched and painted in enamels: blue, iron red, pink, green, black and gold. The main motif is arms of Gothenburg: within a shield with diagonal stripes in white, blue and gold is a crowned, standing lion with double-tipped tail, holding a sword in one hand and a shield with three crowns in the other; the lion is more like a naked European bearded man. Ornaments and a wreath of laurels surround the armorial shield. Also decoration of gilt flower-sprays sketched in black and iron red.

The teapot is globular with straight spout, looped handle and low foot; low-domed lid with onion-shaped finial. On this piece, the peculiarity of the armorial lion is most evident.

70. famille rose Cup with Armorial decorations
Yongzheng period, Qing dynasty (1723-35)
Diam. 7.5 and 3.6, height 4 cm
Collection of the City Museum of Gothenburg

Thin porcelain with over glaze decoration in enamels, grisaille and gold: unidentified coat of arms with a baroque mantle of acanthus, and on the opposite side a floral motif in grisaille and gold; a diaper border in grisaille and gold on the inside of the mouth.

71. famille rose Punchbowl with Plate

Jiaqing period, Qing dynasty, 1800
Bowl dimensions: diam. 29 and 14.5, height 12 cm
Plate: diam. 31 and 17.8, height 3.5 cm
Collection of the City Museum of Gothenburg

Painted decoration in enamels: main motif of a bouquet with/red rose, smaller flowers in blue and yellow, green leaves; scattered small flower sprays. Guilt borders: one of leaves, one of spearheads. Inside has a border in blue enamel with gilt stars. Swedish inscriptions in handwriting: on bowl's outside: 1) Anna 2) En älskvärd maka för mitt hjärta / Ett hem lugnets fristad är / De äro nog för mitt begär [A lovable spouse for my heart / A home as a calm retreat. These are the only things that I need]; on the bowl's inside: 3) Att älska dig, att vörda dig / skall bli en lag för mig [Loving you, respecting you / will be a law to me]; on the plate: 4) G. Gadd.

The piece was brought from Canton by the captain Gabriel Gadd as a gift to his wife Anna. Gabriel Gadd. A lieutenant in the Swedish navy he captained two Swedish East Indiamen to Canton: Östergötland in 1799-1801, and Prinsessan in 1802-03.

72. famille rose Punch bowl with Ship Pattern
Qianlong period, Qing dynasty c.1790
Md 23 cm, H 10 cm, Fd 12 cm
(Coll.: AW)
famille rose enamels (fencai) decorated around the foot and interior rim with pink geometric border. The main motif is two crewed ships, with 18th century rigging with Swedish flag and small sprays of flowers on both sides of the ship.

74. Gilt famille rose Punch Bowl

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty c.1795
Md 33 cm, H 14 cm, Fd 17.8cm
(Coll.: AW)

Painted with famille rose enamels, fencai, decorated inside with floral bouquet, a brown and gold chain around the rim and, on the exterior, a key fret border in brown and gilt and a monument with monogram and inscription in Swedish: flit vinner anseende (Diligence gains reputation) partly hiding a Swedish East Indiaman with a Swedish flag.

75. famille rose Plate with Armorial decoration

Yongzheng period, Qing dynasty, 1730s
Diam. 21.5 and 12.9, height 3 cm
Collection of the City Museum of Gothenburg

Over-glaze decoration in enamels, including rose pink. In the center the coat of arms of Colin Campbell surrounded with acanthus foliage and text ribbons with his motto: Memento / Deus dabit vela [Remember / that it is God who gives us the sails].Broad diaper band on rim in rose pink interrupted by four reserves with polychrome flower-motifs. The first charter of SOIC was given to Heinrich König & Company on 14 June 1731. König's companions were Fredrik Bedoire and Scotsman Colin Campbell (1686-1757) who is considered the promoter of SOIC. He became a naturalized Swede and was ennobled in 1731, the same time he became director of SOIC. The service probably was ordered at the company's first expedition to China with the ship Fredericus Rex Sueciae 1732-33, on which Campbell served as first supercargo.

76. Gilt famille rose Dish with Armorial decoration - arms of Swedish King Fredrik I, from Hessen
Early Qianlong period, Qing dynasty (1736-95)
Diam. 35.5 and 20.5, height 5 cm
Collection of the City Museum of Gothenburg

Large dish with decoration in gilt enamels: in the middle the Swedish national arms under the royal crown, with arms of Hessen as escutcheon. Lions in rose-pink enamel hold the shield. In the well a border of plum flowers with four floral ornaments, all in gold. Rim decorated with four peonies and in between four curling dragons. Piece of a service ordered in the 1730s for Swedish King Fredrik I, who was born prince of Hessen, Germany.

77. Gilt famille rose Plate with Armorial decoration - Swedish family Grill
Qianlong period, Qing dynasty c. 1750
Diam. 13.3 and 22.4, height 2.5 cm
Collection of the City Museum of Gothenburg

Decoration in gilt enamels: the coat of arms of the Swedish family Grill (never ennobled) in an asymmetric rococo-shield and a baroque setting of acanthus almost filling up the center. In the well-gilt border are flowers with four petals. Rim with four gilt rocailles, overlapping a diaper-border at the edge, and leaf-vines. The family Grill played a crucial part in the SOIC: four members were directors in the Company, during the first and second charter 1731-66 Abraham Grill and his half-brother Claes Grill. The latter was also a great part owner in the shipyards in Stockholm where most of the Swedish east Indiamen were built.

78. Gilt famille rose Dish with Armorial decoration - Erik Wrangel of Lindeberg
Early Qianlong period, Qing dynasty (1736-95)
Diam. 31.7 and 18.4 cm, height 4.5 cm
Collection of the City Museum of Gothenburg

Polychrome decoration in gilt enamels. In the center the arms for Swedish noble family Wrangel, supported by lions; gilt S-border with palmettes surrounds the arms. In the well a vine interrupted by eight flowers in gold. On the rim are four flower-sprays. Probably ordered in the 1730s for the Lord Lieutenant/Councilor (1739-44), Erik Wrangel of Lindeberg (1686-1765), who was one of the subscribers of first SOIC charter--1731-1746.

79. famille rose Spoon-tray with Armorial decoration - von Höpken
Qianlong period, Qing dynasty 1730s
Length 12.6, width 6.4, bottom 11 x 6.4, height 1.9 cm
Collection of the City Museum of Gothenburg

Shaped, oblong form. Painted decoration in gilt enamels: in the center, arms of Swedish baronial family von Höpken; rim decorated with a border in Chinese style--four peonies with four curling dragons. In the well a border with plum flowers interrupted by four mallows. Piece of large dinner service and tea, ordered in the 1730s for the Under-Secretary of State, Baron Daniel Niklas von Höpken (1699-1741). In 1720 he got a royal charter on East-India trade but never used it. Later he became one of the subscribers during the first charter of the SOIC 1731-1746.

80. famille rose Plate with Armorial decoration - Cedercrona

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty 1740s
Diam. 22.5 and 12, height 4.4 cm
Collection of the City Museum of Gothenburg

Decoration in gilt enamels: in center the arms of Swedish noble family Cedercrona. In the well a gilt border with small flowers, interrupted by greater flowers. On the rim three peony-sprays in famille rose colors and gilt border of spearheads.

81. Gilt famille rose Large Saucer with Armorial decoration - Count Mörner and Duwall

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty 1750s
Diam. 20 and 13.1 cm, height 4 cm
Collection of the City Museum of Gothenburg

Main decoration in gilt enamels of two coats of arms: Count Mörner and Duwall. The Mörner arms are combined with the decoration of a Swedish order, hanging underneath, as well as Latin motto: FIDE CANDIDUS. On flanks of Duwall arms are initials F and D. Border of a rococo-vine in grisaille and gold.

Piece from a service ordered for Major, Count Carl Johan Mörner (1698-1782), and baroness Fredrika Duwall (1722-1801), who got married in 1743. The piece cannot however have been ordered before 1750 when Mörner became Knight of Svärdsorden (Order of the Sword). According to convention, the male coat of arms should have been to the right of the female one.

82. famille rose Soup plate with Armorial decoration - Anders Bachmanson Nordencrantz

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty 1745-50
Md 23.6 cm, H 4.2cm, Fd 12.6cm
(Coll.: AW)

Decorated in famille rose enamels, fencai, with a large coat of arms in black, cobalt blue, iron red and gilt under a helmet and surrounded by a mantle in pink and gold crowned by a bear holding a star and a laurel. Rim border decorated in famille rose colors with shells, kilns, volcanoes, tools, waterwheel and bears, showing Nordencrantz' industrial engagement. The design is from an English service. The coat of arms belongs to the noble family of Anders Bachmanson Nordencrantz; he was member of Board of Commerce and one of the main participants during the second charter (1746-66). He ordered the service after he was ennobled in 1743.

83. famille rose Soup plate With Armorial decoration - Jacobite

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty c.1740-50
Md 23cm, H 4.2cm, Fd 12.2 cm
(Coll.: AW)

Painted with famille rose, border decorated in pink, gilt and blue enamel, gold in four sea shells and garlands, two bows and quivers and two music staf and lyre emblems in black and purple. The well has a flower scroll in white enamel, bianco sopra bianco; the main motive is a shield, in red, blue and gold where a unicorn and a lion supports a central shield. The motif is currently not identified but could be interpreted as in support of the Jacobite cause. The staff, lyre and, bow and arrow are the attributes of the Greek Gods of Apollo and his protégé, Hermes, God's messenger and protective God of trade. The central arms is actually that of England and Scotland, where the unicorn is not 'in chains' as it usually should be depicted and where the Scottish unicorn is emblazed from the crown. The blue and yellow bars in the central shield could be interpreted as the colors of Sweden. (Howard and Ayers p. 454 have a different theory.

84. famille rose Plate with Armorial decoration - Anna Elisabeth Pike and Jacob Jeansson von Utfall

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty c.1765
Md 45 cm, H 6.8 cm, Fd 26 cm
(Coll.: AW)

Decorated in famille rose enamels, fencai, with initials in the well as flower scrolls and two towers with Swedish flags under golden cartouches with the inscriptions: PLACIDO ROBORE. (In tranquility safety) In the center a bamboo and flower gilt and poly chrome garland around the Latin text from Juvenalis' Satire 1 (c. AD100). The correct text should have been: [...] Quis ferat istas luxuriae sordes? Quanta est gula, quae (sibi totos ponit apros), animal propter convivia natum! (Who can stand these gruesome extravagances? What a glutton he is (who serves himself un-sliced boars) Oh, you animal created for a banquet!) The monograms might be AEP and JVU for Anna Elisabeth Pike and Jacob Jeansson von Utfall (1715-1791), who made four trips to Guangzhou 1736 and 1745, two as assistant and two as supercargo. Flower garlands style is in keeping with what was suitable for the manor house (Nääs) owner who, in 1765 celebrated his 50th birthday.

85. Gilt famille rose Plate - possibly Freemason

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty
Md 31.2cm, H 3.5 cm, Fd 18 cm
(Coll.: AW)

It is painted with famille rose enamels, fencai. In the center are Swedish flags, a canon and a helmet emblazoned in pseudo arms. The rim is decorated with brown and gilt border inside a blue border with gilt stars. A naval officer not belonging to the Nobility probably used this pseudo coat of arms, possibly a Freemason as the shield has a globe, mountain, cross and a book. The shape is a European metal shape.

86. famille rose Plate with Scalloped Rim - Gullbringa

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty c.1790
Md 24 cm, H 2.7cm, Fd 14.5 cm
(Coll.: AW)

Center painted with over glaze enamels, fencai, with seed plants (oats?) inside an over glaze cobalt blue circle between two gilded circles. A Mercurius staff, representing trade and a Neptune's trident, representing shipping, suspended in gilt and blue tassel and the word Gullbringa, in black letters; gilt and blue border on rim. Gullbringa is a Swedish Manor House, owned by H.H. Clason, who was Captain on four different ships to Guangzhou between 1782 and 1794.

87. Gilt famille rose Plate with Armorial decoration - von Steijern

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty c.1750
Md 23 cm, H 3 cm, Fd 12.5cm
(Coll.: AW)

It is painted with over glaze enamels, fencai, with the letters RS in an over glaze blue shield supported by a lion and a Mercurii staff in the center. In the well a spearhead border and a rim border with shells and a 'European scroll', both in red and gilt. The lion is similar to the one found in the coat of arms of the city of Gothenburg and together with the staff it implies that the plate was ordered for a merchant in Gothenburg.
It has been suggested that the plate was made for the Swedish family von Steijern.

88. Gilt famille rose Tea pot stand - Carl Johan Gyllenborg

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty c.1776
Md 13 x12 cm, H 2 cm, Fd 10 x 9.5 cm
(Coll.: AW)

In hexagonal lobed shape decorated with famille rose, fencai, enamels with a patterned floral festoon on rim; in the center four tiny flower sprigs surrounding a coat of arms with three helmets over a checkered shield on a light blue oval. The coat of arms belongs to Carl Johan Gyllenborg married in 1777 to a daughter of D. Sandberg (1726-1778), SOIC. In a European silver shape.

89.Gilt famille rose Plate with Armorial decoration - af Wirsén

Jiaqing period, Qing dynasty c. 1810
Md 19.9 cm, H 2 cm, Fd 11.5 cm
(Coll.: AW)

It is painted with famille rose, fencai, enamels, decorated with a border of blue and gilt and a shield, which has a bird and fish on the sides, under one flag belonging to the Swedish Navy and one to the Army's fleet. The coat of arms belongs to the family af Wirsén, which was ennobled in 1805; this service was probably not ordered via the SOIC.

90. famille rose Plate with Armorial decoration

Late Qianlong period, Qing dynasty (1736-95)
Diam. 24 and 13, height 3.8 cm
Collection of the City Museum of Gothenburg

Rich over-glaze decoration in enamels of famille rose type: central scene showing an allegoric female figure, i.e. 'Hope' leaning on her oval shield with another coat of arms. Rim decorated with panels with allegoric representations of the four continents.

Piece of an English armorial service with arms for the families Martin and Ker, probably ordered by Sir Charles Martin, Director of the Medical Board of the Peninsular War, or his brother Robert Martin, serving in the Honorable East India Company, for their sister's, Jane Martin, marriage in 1790 with her cousin William Ker of Gateshaw.

94. Gilt famille rose Plate with Figure Pattern

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty c.1740
Md 16.2 cm, H 3 cm, Fd 9 cm
(Coll.: AW)

It is painted with famille rose enamels, fencai, and gold on the rim with sprays of flowers and three cartouches with people in landscape setting and in the center, similar but more elaborate motif in a gilt frame, 'á la chinoiserie'. The design is copying a Meissen pattern by J.G. Höroldt, who was inspired by a Chinese design.

Chinese export porcelain Alstromeria flower

96. famille rose Plate with Flower Pattern

Qianlong c.1770
Md 23 cm, H 2.2 cm, Fd 13.5 cm
(Coll.: AW)
Chinese export porcelain Alstromeria flower

Second decoration as one of three different ordered by Claes Alströmer (Not in exhibition).

Scalloped rim, painted with famille rose enamels, fencai, with flower Alstroemeria peregrina, in the center, a leaf festoon and iron red lines around the rim. From one of three different porcelain designs featuring the same flower, by Claes Alströmer, who was married to S.C. Sahlgren, daughter of Niclas Sahlgren, and one of the first directors of SOIC.

Sample Plate

98. Gilt and enamels fencai Sample Plate

Jiaqing period, Qing dynasty c.1800
Md 19.6 cm, H 2.4 cm, Fd 10.3 cm
(Coll.: AW)

Decorated with enamels in blue, green, pink, sepia and gold in four different borders. One border is checked with leaf pattern in blue and gold and the remaining in three different color combinations with grape vine and one cartouche with initials. This sample plate was used to show the buyers the range of patterns, styles of decorative elements and inscriptions, which could be made for individual orders, sent through agents to Jingdezhen. These borders were used till the beginning of the Daoguang period (1821-1850).

99. famille rose Plate with Flower Pattern - Anna and Gabriel Gadd

Jiaqing period, Qing dynasty c.1800
Md 24 cm, H 3 cm, 14.5fd cm
(Coll.: AW)
Gabriel Gadd Chinese Export porcelain decoration

In flower shape, painted in famille rose enamels, fencai, with flower bouquet surrounded by four tiny sprigs in the center and an over glaze blue and gold dense border on the rim. Marked Anna in black. Service likely intended for Anna Gadd married to Gabriel Gadd who was captain on two expeditions to China 1799-1803. The pattern has a Meissen origin.

Anna Gadd Gabriel Gadd Chinese Export porcelain decoration

Signatures from other porcelain pieces with the same decoration,
seemingly confirming that the set was ordered by Gabriel Gadd, married to Anna Gadd.

Alice och James Keiller Canton 1910

100. famille rose Square plate
Minguo period, 1913. M 21 x 21 cm, H 3.5 cm, Fd 15cm
(Coll.: AW).

Painted in famille rose enamels. The pattern, bo gu si, shows good wish symbols such as shou characters, coins, deer, bats, butterflies, a painting and a sword in a scabbard, a vase and a diaper around the rim. In the crest the motto FORTITER ET CELERITER (Strong in matter, gentle in manner). It is possible that the Keiller's, to show their personal interest in Arts and Peace, created the design.
Alice och James Keiller Canton 1910

On the reverse a signature with the date 1910 and the "Great Qing Dynasty Hongxi Period",
not illustrated in the catalogue but replaced with a similar, later mark saying Min Guo (China) Nian Bao Xing Zuo from 1913.

Painted with famille rose enamels (fencai). Pattern of good wish symbols such as shou characters, coins, deer, bats, butterflies, a painting and a sword in a scabbard, a vase and a diaper around the rim. In the crest the motto Fortiter et Celeriter (Strong in matter and Gentle in manner). On the reverse is the text: Alice och James Keiller Canton 1910, Xuantong (1909-1912) Nian Bao Xing Zuo, in iron red. A large service was ordered in 1910 when Mr. & Mrs. Keiller visited Guangzhou. It is possible that, to show their personal interest in arts and peace, they created the design themselves.

101. Gilt famille rose Coffeepot with Armorial decoration

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty, probably ordered in 1756 or shortly thereafter
Length 16.3, width 15.3 cm, height 24 cm; diam at the mouth 7.8 and at the bottom 12.4 cm
Collection of the City Museum of Gothenburg

Conical pot with spout and handle at right angle to each other. Domed lid with finial; spout and handle with molded relief decoration. Painted decoration in gilt enamels: arms for the Swedish noble family Mackenzie in combination with stray lower-twigs and spear-borders. Coat of arms was created for Major John Mackenzie of Macleod (1726-1789) in connection with his introduction in the Swedish House of Nobility in 1756. He was among the Scottish nationalist officers who fled from Scotland to Sweden in 1746 after the battle at Culloden on April 16. He resigned as colonel in the Swedish army in 1778, when he returned to Scotland getting back his former privileges and estates.
Tea pot Clara Lagerström

102. Gilt famille rose Teapot with Armorial decoration - Clara Lagerström (c. 1713-78)

Qianlong period, Qing dynast 1780s
Diam. 12, length 21, height 14.2 cm
Collection of the City Museum of Gothenburg

with monogram, the body widens at bottom and contracts beneath the flat shoulder. Straight spout, laced handle and flat lid. Lower part, shoulder and lid decorated with molded ribbons. The latter has a low-finial. Painted decoration in gilt enamels: monogram, a large CL on both sides, is surrounded by flower-sprays and butterflies; both on the flat shoulder and on the lid are borders of interlaced ribbons and leaf-vines in main colors, wine red and gold. Unintended crackle.

Possibly ordered for Clara Lagerström (c. 1713-78), widow of Magnus Lagerström (1691-1757) who was SOIC's secretary during the first charter 1731-46 and one of its directors 1746-47 during the second charter.

103. Gilt famille rose Teapot with Armorial decoration - von Utfall

Early Qianlong period, Qing dynasty (1736-95)
Length 16.7 cm, height 11, diam. of the foot-ring 5.8 cm
Collection of the City Museum of Gothenburg

Globular pot with domed lid, looped handle and a straight spout with silver-mount. Over-glaze decoration in black, enamels and gold: the arms of the Swedish noble family von Utfall - almost filling up the body on both sides - is flanked by blue flower-twigs, and round the low neck is a gilt border of petals. The lid is decorated with flower-twig in blue enamel in combination with floral rococo-ornament in black and gold.

This pot was ordered either by Peter Jeansson von Utfall (1711-45) or Jacob Jeansson von Utfall (1715-91). They were sons of Johan (Jean) Utfall, captain in the marines, later admiral, who was ennobled under the name von Utfall in 1716 and introduced in the Swedish House of Nobility in 1719. Peter von Utfall made four voyages for SOIC as captain 1733-43. The first voyage went to India but the other three 1736-43 to Canton in China. He died during his last stay in Canton and was buried in the graveyard for Europeans northwest of the factory town. Jacob von Utfall served in SOIC's China-trade 1736-45, twice as assistant and twice as supercargo, before he settled at Nääs estate east of Gothenburg. Later, 1753-66, he was a director of SOIC.

104. Gilt famille rose Coffee Pot
Qianlong period, Qing dynasty c.1790
Md 7.0 cm, H 19 cm, Fd 10.4 cm
(Coll.: AW)
Coffee pot of cylindrical shape and lid with peach finial, porcelain, with perpendicular spout and pistol handle decorated with a blue enamel and gilt crest with letter S and around the mouth and on the lid a blue border with stars. Copy of a silver prototype ewer. The crest is of a type ordered for people not belonging to the 'Nobility'.

108. famille rose Sauceboat with Armorial decoration - J.V. Tranefeldt

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty c.1785
Md 22 x 10.4 cm, H 8cm, Fd 8.8 x 7.9 cm
(Coll.: AW)

Rococo metal shape painted with famille rose enamels on exterior with flowery garland in red and green; in interior with a coat of arms, a crane in front of a blue and pink shield under an ermine mantle. The service was ordered by Colonel J.V. Tranefeldt, who was appointed Colonel in 1781 and later lost the battle at Kvistrum in 1788, to the Danes and was dishonorably discharged the same year. Consequently he could not afford to pay for the service when it arrived in Sweden.

109. Gilt famille rose Mug/Tankard - Hörholdt design, Meissen

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty c.1740
Md 9 cm, H 13 cm, Fd 7.5 cm
(Coll.: AW)

Bell shape, painted in famille rose enamels and gilt. Opposite the ruyi shaped handle a large, richly framed panel with a scene from a harbor with houses, people and a small boat unloading its cargo. On the sides, flower-sprigs in pink and gilt. Patterned after a Hörholdt Meissen design.

110. Gilt famille rose Mug with Armorial decoration

Qianlong/Jiaqing period, Qing dynasty 1790s
Diam. 7.5, height 9.6 cm
Collection of the City Museum of Gothenburg

Cylindrical with looped handle. Painted decoration in European style in enamels and gold: medallion with monogram I H, flower sprays, and flower festoons hanging from gilt openwork border.

113. famille rose Tureen In Fish Shape and Lid

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty c.1750
L 22.5 cm, H 5 cm, width 9 cm

(Coll.: AW)

In shape of a fish (carp); back and sides painted in black; belly and mouth painted in lighter tones, fins are in bright iron red over transparent glaze. Ordered for Niclas Sahlgren (1701-1776) one of the most important directors for the SOIC.

114. famille rose Small tureen and stand - Alice och James Keiller Canton 1910

Xuantong period, Qing dynasty 1910.
Md 19×16.7 cm, H 16.5 cm.
(Coll.: AW).

On reverse the text Alice och James Keiller Canton 1913 and in Chinese Min Guo Nian Bao Xing Zuo in iron red. A large set had been ordered in 1910 when Mrs. and Mr. Keiller visited Guangzhou. This plate probably belongs to a later order.

115. famille rose Tea Caddy with Western Figure Pattern - Hermes (Lat.: Mercury) with lyre

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty c.1785
Md 3cm, H 13.3 cm, Fd 9x 4.6cm
(Coll.: AW)

Painted in famille rose enamels with pink medallion with wreathed head, which partly hides a lyre, within two concentric rings of over glaze enamel colors and thin drapery festoons in very pale color, looped through rings and on the shoulder a leaf scroll. This is probably one of the twelve Gods of Phantheon, Heremes, the inventor of the lyre and the particular protective God of "thieves and merchants".

116. Gilt famille rose Tea Caddy with Armorial decoration - von Rehren

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty, 1780s
Length 7.1, width 4.3, height 10.9 cm; bottom 7 x 4 cm
Collection of the City Museum of Gothenburg

Rectangular flask with arched, somewhat projecting shoulder. Over-glaze decoration in enamels: arms for the Swedish noble family von Rehren (never introduced in the Swedish House of Nobility) in a rococo setting with acanthus in brown and manganese violet on the broad sides. Stray-flowers on the shoulder and short sides.

117.White Glaze famille rose Tea Caddy with Armorial decoration - Erland Broman (1704-57)

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty c. 1750
Diam. 7 and 4.7, height 10.3 cm
Collection of the City Museum of Gothenburg

Over glaze decoration in enamels, iron red, black and gold: the crowned arms of the Swedish baronial family Broman, flanked by two 'wild men'. Ordered for Erland Broman (1704-57), president of Kommerskollegium [the Swedish National Board of Trade] in 1747. Made baron in the same year and in 1752 introduced in the House of the Nobility. Crackled; the lid is missing.

121. Fruit Basket and Dish - von Rosen
Qianlong period, Qing dynasty c.1780
Basket: Md 17.5 cm, H 9.5 cm, Fd 10.5cm
Plate: Md 20 cm, H 2.7 cm, Fd 12 cm
(Coll.: AW)

Circular with angular handles painted in famille rose enamels on the rims and polychrome enameled flowers in reticulated net pattern. In the center of both basket and dish a rose sprig with flower and bud. Probably made for the Swedish noble family von Rosen.

127. Gilt Black Painted Punchbowl - Edvard Benedikt Wennerberg (1719-95)

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty
Diam. 28.8 and 14.8, height 12.4 cm
Collection of the City Museum of Gothenburg

Decorated in grisaille and gold with floral borders and wreaths with angels with trumpets flanking a crown, and inscriptions in handwriting concerning the couple honored: on one side Född Den 9 September 1719 / E B Wennerberg [born on September 9/ E B Wennerberg]; on the opposite front: Född den 8 December 1723 / Greta Wennerberg [Born on December 8 1723 / Greta Wennerberg]. Edvard Benedikt Wennerberg (1719-95), pilot-inspector in Torekov, and his wife Margareta Fredriksson (1714-86) got married in 1745. The bowl most probably was ordered by their son Hans Peter Wennerberg (1750-1821) who 1777-82 made three voyages to China as ship's priest for SOIC. Later he became vicar in Förslöv and Grevie parishes in the Swedish province Skåne. In 1785 he was married to Anna Maria Malm, daughter of Jonas Malm Eriksson, one of SOIC's directors during the third charter (1766-1786).

128. Gilt Flower Pattern Punch Bowl

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty c.1763-1765
Md 31.5cm, H 13.6cm, Fd 15 cm
(Coll.: AW)

Decorated in black (sepia), white enamel ('bianco sopra bianco') and gold; on the interior a Swedish banknote and a gold garland border around the rim. Flower bouquets in gold and sepia adorn the exterior. The banknote is dated 11Aug.1762.

129. Gilt Plate with Flower Pattern - monogram G.A.K.

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty c.1745
Md 23 cm, H 2.5 cm, Fd 12.5cm
(Coll.: AW)

In sepia and gilt with crown over a monogram - G.A.K., within a leaf wreath, a gilt border on the well and three flower sprigs on the rim. Pattern is similar to those salvaged from the East Indiaman Gotheborg.

130. Gilt Cup and Saucer with Armorial decoration - Stedt

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty (1736-95)
Cup: diam. 4.4. and 9 cm, height 4.9 cm
Saucer: diam. 14 and 8.7 cm, height 3.5 cm
Collection of the City Museum of Gothenburg

Set is painted over glaze decoration in grisaille and gold. Arms of the Swedish noble family Stedt in an oval shield with monogram BCS. The cup has the coat of arms on one side and the monogram on the other. Saucer has arms in the center. The monogram possibly refers to Brita Catharina Stedt (1714-96), daughter of Nils Stedt, who was ennobled in 1712 and introduced in the House of Nobility in 1719. (In 1733 she was married Johan Gustaf Linroth.)

131. Gilt Coffeepot and Coffee-cup with Saucer

Qianlong period, Qing dynast, 1780s
Pot: diam. 20 and 11.1 cm, width 16, height 20.5 cm
Cup: diam. 4.5 and 9 cm, height 5 cm
Saucer: diam. 14.1 and 8.5, height 3.3 cm
Collection of the City Museum of Gothenburg

Over-glaze decoration in black, green and gold: plait-pattern in combination with rose-sprays. 1) Cylindrical pot with spout and pistol handle in right angel to each other, both decorated in relief and gold. Domed lid with gilt fruit-finial. Plait-pattern covers lid and upper part of body. Field below decorated with sparse rose-sprays in black and a thin border near base. This type of coffeepot typical for Swedish services from the Gustavian period, having silver prototypes.
2) Cup without handle; outside covered with plait-pattern down to foot-ring, marked with gilt border of spearheads. In the center of the inside is a single rose-spray in black.
3) Saucer with splayed rim, decorated with plait-pattern; a rose-spray in black in the center.

The service belonged to Anders von Wahrendorff, owner of Taxinge-Näsby foundry in Södermanland Province. In 1786 he married Maria Charlotta Holterman, daughter of Martin Holterman, who in 1777-93 was one of the directors in the SOIC.

132. Gilt Teapot With Armorial decoration - Charles Emil Lewenhaupt (1751-1832)

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty
Diam. 11.5 cm, length 23 and height 12 cm
Collection of the City Museum of Gothenburg

Cylindrical pot with straight spout, flat lid with finial in shape of a fruit with leaves, and laced handle fastened with molded berries and leaves. Painted decoration in grisaille and gold: on one side the arms of Count Lewenhaupt, on other side monogram C.E.L., each flanked by four small flower sprays. The monogram refers to Count Charles Emil Lewenhaupt (1751-1832), major in the army, who in 1781 married Christina Maria Alströmer, daughter of Patrick Alströmer, 1777-1784 one of the directors of SOIC; the couple lived at Nolhaga manor, close to the town of Alingsås.

133. White Glaze Sugar Caster with Armorial decoration - monograms PS and AMS

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty
Diam. 7 and 4.2 cm, length 13.1, height 9.8 cm
Collection of the City Museum of Gothenburg

In shape of a jug with looped handle and perforated lid. Over-glaze decoration in grisaille and gold: two rococo-shields with ciphers PS and AMS combined by a palm with bird on top. A grape vine in gold at the mouth is repeated on the lid.

134. Part of a Gilt Tea Service with Armorial decoration - von Baumgarten

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty
Cup big: Md 11 cm, H 5.5 cm, Fd 4.7cm
Saucer: Md 15.5 cm, H 3 cm, Fd 9.5 cm
Cup small: Md 9 cm, H 4.7 cm, Fd 4.7cm
Saucer: Md 14.2 cm, H 2.7cm, Fd 8.3 cm
Teapot: Md 9.2 cm, H 15 cm, Fd 13 cm
Saucer: Md 16.8 cm, H 2.1 cm, Fd 14.3 cm.
Milk jug: L 16 cm, width 7.5 cm, H 12.7 cm, Fd 8.2 cm
SPILKUM: Md 14 cm, H 6.4 cm, Fd 7cm
Saucer: Md 20.5 cm, H 4.1 cm, Fd 12.5 cm

Set comprises cups and saucers in different sizes, teapot and octagonal stand, helmet milk pot and bowl with saucer, all painted with famille rose enamels, fencai, around the rims; on the lid a border in gold on over glaze blue and gilt. Inside of saucers and exterior of cylindrical pot, milk jug and bowls all decorated with a coat of arms with crown, helmet, shield, an eagle on gold and three stars on blue surrounded by a drapery in gold and black. The coat of arms is of the family von Baumgarten. A tea service consisted of about 30 pieces.

135. Gilt Punch bowl with Armorial decoration
Jiaqing period, Qing dynasty, not before 1812
Diam. 30.8 and 16.5, height 12.8 cm
Collection of the City Museum of Gothenburg

Over-glaze decoration in enamels and gold with coat of arms of Swedish noble family Wirsén; on the opposite side a bouquet. Broad gilt empire border both on the outside and inside of the mouth. Ordered in the beginning of the 19th century for Carl Johan of Wirsén (1777-1825), lieutenant-colonel in the marines, later vice admiral, and his brother Gustaf Fredrik of Wirsén (1779-1827), reputed secretary of the state and in 1812 member of the ministry, who both were ennobled in 1812 (introduced in the House of Nobility in 1815; the latter as baron of Wirsén and in 1826 as count Wirsén).

Probably ordered through the Asiatic Company in Denmark or through some East Indiaman from the US (the last ships of SOIC returned from China in 1806).

136. Gilt Milk Jug in Helmet Shape with Armorial decoration

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty
L 16.5 cm, W 8.5cm, H 13 cm, Fd 7.5 cm
(Coll.: AW)

The jug is decorated with blue enamel and gilt crest with letter S and around the rim a border in blue with gilt stars. This shape was used for a long time--c.1765-1840. The crest is of a type ordered for people not belonging to the nobility.

137. Gilt Saucer with Armorial decoration - Fredrik Gyllenborg

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty
Diam. 7.5 and 11.8, height 2.3 cm
Collection of the City Museum of Gothenburg

Over-glaze decoration in enamels and gold: the crowned arms of the Swedish noble family Gyllenborg in a rococo setting, including a grey cloud. Gilt floral border. Probably ordered for Count Fredrik Gyllenborg (1698-1759), who was the president of Bergskollegium [National Board of Mining] and one of the main subscribers during the second charter of SOIC (1746-66).

138. Deep dish Octagonal Shape with Armorial decoration - Fredrik Gyllenborg

In 1755, Qianlong period, Qing dynasty
Md 26 x27.6 cm, H 4.5 cm, Fd 15.5cm
(Coll.: AW)

Painted with enamel colors in black, over glaze blue, iron red and gilt rim border. The motif inside an oval shield with tower under a baronet's crown and mantle surrounded by a black cloud and framed by chain border. Coat of arms belongs to the family of Fredrik Gyllenborg, who was one of the main participants during the second charter (1746-66), most likely the person who ordered the service. The motif was probably misunderstood, because blurred ink on the drawn pattern was thought to be clouds and copied as such.

139. Gilt Cylindrical Mug - N. J. Schröder

Qianlong/ Jiaqing period, Qing dynasty
Md 7.2 cm, H 10 cm, Fd 7.7 cm
(Coll.: AW)

with inscription N.J.Schröder in sepia on the midriff and over glaze cobalt blue border with gilt stars around the rim and a flower border in blue and iron red around the foot. Might have been ordered for a relative to J. D. Schröder, captain of Stockholms Slott in 1775-76.

141. Gilt Bowl with Armorial decoration - Bäck Canton 1/1 1803

In 1803, Jiaqing period, Qing dynasty
Md 11 cm, H 6 cm, Fd 5.4 cm
(Coll.: AW)

Gilded rim and lace pattern over two octagonal frames one with torch and bow and other with quiver and bow on orange background and text: Bäck Canton 1/1 1803 in black. Lars Christian Bäck was supercargo on two trips to Guangzhou on the Östergöthland; first trip 1799-1801 and the second 15.4.1802-1.5.1804.

142. Gilt Punch Bowl with Coin Pattern

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty
Md 26.5 cm, H 11.5 cm, Fd 11.5 cm
(Coll.: AW)

In over glaze colors in gold, iron red and brown. The foot and interior rim are encircled by spear head border in gilt and iron red and on the exterior rim a similarly colored rococo border with shells and scrolls over ten 'emergency minted' copper coins issued between 1715-19 during the reign of the Swedish King Carl XII. The bowl was most likely brought to Sweden on the East Indiaman Riddarhusen, which arrived in Gothenburg the same day as the Gothenburg was wrecked. The ten coins round the bowl are Royal Crown 1715, Saturnus 1718, The Hope 1719, Mercurius 1718, Flink och Färdig (Agile and ready) 1718, Wett och Vapen (Wit and weapons) 1717, Publica Fide 1716, Mars 1718, Phoebus 1718, and Jupiter 1718. Inside the bowl is a coin with a royal crown and two crossed arrows.

143. Gilt Mug with Armorial decoration

Qianlong/Jiaqing period, Qing dynasty
Diam. 9.8 and 7, height 12.5 cm
Collection of the City Museum of Gothenburg

In shape of a barrel, with laced handle fastened with molded berries and leaves. Painted decoration in dark blue, red and black enamels, and gold: scattered blue flowers and medallion hanging in a rosette with curling ribbons; within the medallion a pair of pigeons on a striped bar, and a flower spray. On top a blue border with gilt stars, beneath this and at the bottom borders with molded and painted dots.

144. Gilt Punch-bowl with Dish and Mugs

Jiaqing period, Qing dynasty
Bowl's diam. 40.5 and 21.6, height 16.2 cm
Dish with rim, diam. 47 and 29.5, height 4.2 cm
Cylindrical mug with ear, diam. 6.2 and 6.7, height 6.8 cm
(6 of 14 on display here).
Collection of the City Museum of Gothenburg

Porcelain, over-glaze decoration in green and gold: on exterior a border of gilt vine combined with broad green ribbon underneath; similar border in rim interior. Gilt cipher FMVW with in an oval, and, on the opposite side of the bowl, a gilt bouquet. The service, which originally included another set with 14 mugs, was ordered by the merchant Bentcelius Malmstedt (1764-1824), according to tradition, for the marriage in 1794 of his brother Tomas Malmstedt and Victorina Wetterström. Tomas Malmstedt was a local inspector of taxes in Kungsbacka and later head of the enforcement district in Varberg. The cipher refers to this couple, but F has been written instead of T. (Bengtzelius Malmstedt is mentioned in the tax lists of Malm and Ystad 1816-24 as supercargo. The SOIC, however, closed down in 1813.

145. Gilt White Glaze Mug with Armorial decoration - Från S [I] C. till Å C, c. 1800

Jiaqing period, Qing dynasty
Diam. 9.8, height 12.1 cm
Collection of the City Museum of Gothenburg

Cylindrical mug with laced handle fastened with molded berries and leaves. Decoration in enamels: dark blue, black and gold. Border at the top in blue with a grapevine in gold and iron-red, and a small border in orange-red with gold lace underneath. Inscription in black: Från S [I] C. till Å C 1800. [Gift from S [I] C. to Å C]

146. Gilt White Glaze Jardinière with Dish - Liseberg

Late Qianlong period, Qing dynasty
Jardinière: 27.5 and 17.5, height 17.3 cm
Dish: diam. 28 and 21, height 5.5 cm
Collection of the City Museum of Gothenburg

Heavy porcelain with over-glaze decoration in dark blue, black and gold. Bell-shaped vessel with border at mouth on outside and inside, a dark blue band with stylized leaf vine in gold; another tiny, impressed and painted border near base from a gilt wave line and blue dots. The text Liseberg in handwriting in black on one side and a blue flower spray on the opposite side. There is a hole in the bottom. Dish with the same borders, the broad one near the mouth at the inside and tiny one on the narrow rim; the text Liseberg in the center.

The inscription refers to a manor or so called 'landeri' in the former outskirts of Gothenburg (nowadays an amusement field) that until 1793 was owned by the heirs of Johan Anders Lamberg, after whose wife Elisabeth the manor was named. Thereafter, until 1799, it was in the hands of Johan Henrik Schutz, ennobled Rosenschütz. His brother-in-law Hans Hindric Clason made four voyages1782-94 as captain for SOIC and probably brought the jardinière to Sweden.

147. Gilt White Glaze Coffee Pot - Monogram 'NB'

Qianlong/Jiaqing period, Qing dynasty
Width inclusive of handle 15.3 cm, height 17 cm. Foot ring's diam. 8.9 cm
Collection of the City Museum of Gothenburg

Pear-shaped jug with lip, laced handle fastened to body with molded berries and leaves, and domed lid with a fruit with leaves on top of the finial. Decoration in enamels: blue and gold. Gilt monogram NB within a circle inscribed in a gilt oval field. Finial, edge of the lid, handle and lip are painted with gold, partly tarnished.




 

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