KANGXI 1662 – 1722 Chinese Taste Porcelain

A Pair of Rare Kangxi Blue and White Porcelain Bowls Depicting Characters from `The Water Margin`. Each Figure has an Inscription Next to Him with His Mame.

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The Water Margin :
The Water Margin (known in Chinese as Shuihu Zhuan, sometimes abbreviated to Shuihu), also known as Outlaws of the Marsh, All Men Are Brothers, Men of the Marshes, or The Marshes of Mount Liang, is one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature. Attributed to Shi Nai`an and written in vernacular Chinese, the story, set in the Song Dynasty, tells of how a group of 108 outlaws gathered at Mount Liang (or Liangshan Marsh) to form a sizable army before they are eventually granted amnesty by the government and sent on campaigns to resist foreign invaders and suppress rebel forces. For more information go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_Margin



Condition: Good, some fritting and tiny chips.

Size: Diameter : 20.5 cm (8 inches)

Provenance: Solveig & Anita Gray, labels to base.

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Stock number: 23062.