• 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 310

    A LARGE AMBER-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A HORSE

    TANG DYNASTY (618-907)

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE AMBER-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A HORSE
    TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
    Modeled standing foursquare on a rectangular base, the grooved neck arched, the head pulled in slightly and ears alertly pricked in opposite directions, attractively glazed with cream and green accent splashes on the forehead and hoofs
    23 in. (58.4 cm.) high


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    The result of Oxford Authentication thermoluminescence test no. C105k42 is consistent with the dating of this lot.
    A very similar horse of comparable size (61 cm. high) covered with a chestnut glaze, from the collection of Count de Grunne, was included in the exhibition, The Ceramic Art of China, Oriental Ceramic Society, London, 9 June - 25 July 1971, pl. 32, no. 47.

    Provenance

    Acquired in Hong Kong in 1996.


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