PROPERTY FROM A JAPANESE PRIVATE COLLECTION
A LARGE SANCAI-GLAZED AND PAINTED POTTERY FIGURE OF A FERGHANA HORSE
TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
Naturalistically modeled standing foursquare on a rectangular plinth, the head turned slightly to the left and ears pricked, the hogged mane covered with an amber glaze, the trappings molded with florets and hung with large medallions with floriform heads, the unglazed saddle with traces of red pigment set atop a blanket bearing pigments of contrasting tone
24 1/8 in. (61.3 cm.) high
Spink & Son, Ltd., London, 1990s.