15 September 2009
PROPERTY OF NORMAN LEE, CBE, BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA
A SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF AN EQUESTRIAN
TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
The rider wearing an amber coat with green lapels shown with hands positioned to hold reins, seated astride a horse standing foursquare on a rectangular base with ears pricked forward, with amber-streaked straw-glazed coat and amber hogged mane and cropped tail
17½ in. (45.5 cm.) high
Major H.F. Ward Collection.
E.T. Chow Collection, Geneva.
J.M.A.J. Dawson Collection, Guernsey.
Eskenazi Limited, London, 19 October 1983.
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Eskenazi, March 1972, no. 19.
Eskenazi, Chinese Works of Art From the Collection of J.M.A.J. Dawson, December 1980, no. 24.
The result of Oxford thermoluminescence test no. 127s35 is consistent with the dating of this lot.
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