Provenance: Private collection from Berlin, Germany, acquired before 1930. Thence by descent. A private photo taken during the 1930s shows one of the vases next to its original owner.
Condition: Excellent condition with no cracks or hairlines whatsoever. The dragons with minor chipping and losses. No restoration anywhere! Minor wear and firing flaws.
Weight: 18.5 kilograms each, total 37 kilograms.
Dimensions: Height 84 cm each.
Water Margin, also translated as Outlaws of the Marsh, is a Chinese novel attributed to Shi Nai'an. Considered one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature, the novel is written in vernacular Chinese. The story, set in the Song dynasty, tells of how a group of 108 outlaws gather at Mount Liang 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. It has introduced to readers many of the best-known characters in Chinese literature, such as Wu Song, Lin Chong and Lu Zhishen.
重量：每件18.5 公斤，縂 37 公斤