12 December 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,750
Estimate GBP 2,200 - GBP 2,400
A pair of Chinese painted pottery horses with lady riders, Tang Dynasty (618-906)
the horses standing four-square on rectangular bases, the ladies seated in saddles with the hair pulled up in high chignons, their left arms slightly raised, red, green, orange and black pigments still remaining -- 18.1in. (46 cm) high max. (2)
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The result of thermoluminescence test, Oxford C207B10 is consistent with the dating of this lot.
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