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PROPERTY FROM THE XINYANGTANG COLLECTION

A RARE SET OF TEN FAMILLE-ROSE 'WATER MARGIN' BOWLS
SEAL MARKS AND PERIOD OF DAOGUANG
Estimate
100,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 875,000 HKD
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666

PROPERTY FROM THE XINYANGTANG COLLECTION

A RARE SET OF TEN FAMILLE-ROSE 'WATER MARGIN' BOWLS
SEAL MARKS AND PERIOD OF DAOGUANG
Estimate
100,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 875,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Chinese Art

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Hong Kong

A RARE SET OF TEN FAMILLE-ROSE 'WATER MARGIN' BOWLS
SEAL MARKS AND PERIOD OF DAOGUANG
each of various shape, painted on the exterior with famous historical and mythical figures from the Water Margin narrative and inscribed with their respective names and titles, gilt rims
largest 18.6 cm, 7 3/8  in.
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Provenance

Sotheby's Hong Kong, 29th April 1997, lot 684.
Tai Sing Fine Antiques Ltd., Hong Kong, 10th January 2004.

Catalogue Note

The Water Margin (Shuihu Zhuan), also known as Outlaws of the Marsh, is one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature, variously attributed to Shi Nai'an (ca. 1296-1372) and Luo Guanzhong (ca. 1330-1400). It tells the story of the bandit leader Song Jiang, a historical personality at the end of the Northern Song dynasty, and his fictitious 108 companions, who have all turned to banditry because of oppression by corrupt officials. The bandits are portrayed as noble and upright men fighting for justice, who ended up fighting for their country and eventually gaining amnesty. All the 108 heroes in the present lot are identified by their respective titles and names.

Chinese Art

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Hong Kong