18 - 19 September 2014
A SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A HORSE
TANG DYNASTY (AD 618-907)
The horse is shown standing foursquare on a rectangular base with its head gently turned to the right and ears pricked forward. The saddle and halter are glazed in green and the body is covered with a rich amber glaze which runs down the legs, darkening to a deep brown. The mane and forelock are highlighted in a straw glaze.
22 in. (55.9 cm.) high, wood stand
Vallin Galleries, Connecticut, 1998.
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The result of Oxford Authentication thermoluminescence test no. C97g85 is consistent with the dating of this lot.
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