• A Cabinet of Curiosities Selec auction at Christies

    Sale 2393

    A Cabinet of Curiosities Selections from the Peter Tillou Collections

    28 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 86

    A PAIR OF PAINTED POTTERY FIGURES OF HORSES

    NORTHERN QI DYNASTY (550-577)

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    A PAIR OF PAINTED POTTERY FIGURES OF HORSES
    Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577)
    Each shown standing on a rectangular base and richly arrayed in finely detailed trappings including a wrapped plume between the pricked ears, a double fringe-hung strap at the top of the neck, a chest collar hung with tufts, the saddle covered with a long gathered cloth draped over flared mud guards, with traces of white, orange, red, green and black pigment
    17 5/8 in. (44.7 cm.) high; 16 5/8 in. (42.2 cm.) high (2)


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    Provenance

    Ellerton Jette Collection, Boston Massachusetts


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the provenance for this lot should read: Ellerton Jette Collection, Boston, Massachussetts, 1981.