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    Sale 5354

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    13 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 79

    A large Chinese painted pottery horse torso and head

    Price Realised  

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    A large Chinese painted pottery horse torso and head
    HAN DYNASTY (206BC-220AD)
    Modelled in two parts with a flange on the neck of the torso to secure the head, each covered in red paint with the saddle and bridle painted in white, and the neck and sides with stylised foliage swirls
    16½ in. (42 cm.) long


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    The result of thermoluminescence test, ASA, Paris, no. 112.180 is consistent with the dating of this lot.

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