22 February 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 720
GBP 300 - GBP 500
A Chinese painted pottery figure of a groom, Tang Dynasty
the standing figure supported on a rectangular panel poised with arms extended as if pulling at the reins of a horse, the face with a broad nose and full cheeks painted with red lips and black moustache, beard, eyebrows and eyes, wearing a long tunic, black and pale-yellow painted sash and a cap -- 16 1/16in. (40.7cm.) high.
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