• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 309

    A SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF AN EQUESTRIAN

    TANG DYNASTY (618-907)

    Price Realised  

    A SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF AN EQUESTRIAN
    TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
    The rider wearing an amber coat with green lapels shown with hands positioned to hold reins, seated astride a horse standing foursquare on a rectangular base with ears pricked forward, with amber-streaked straw-glazed coat and amber hogged mane and cropped tail
    17½ in. (45.5 cm.) high


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    The result of Oxford thermoluminescence test no. 127s35 is consistent with the dating of this lot.

    Provenance

    Major H.F. Ward Collection.
    E.T. Chow Collection, Geneva.
    J.M.A.J. Dawson Collection, Guernsey.
    Eskenazi Limited, London, 19 October 1983.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF NORMAN LEE, CBE, BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA


    Exhibited

    Eskenazi, March 1972, no. 19.
    Eskenazi, Chinese Works of Art From the Collection of J.M.A.J. Dawson, December 1980, no. 24.