London, South Kensington
11 June 1998
A LARGE CHINESE BUFF POTTERY MODEL OF A HORSE AND GROOM
THE SADDLED HORSE STANDING WITH ITS RIGHT FORELEG RAISED, HEAD LOWERED AND MOUTH OPEN, THE MOUSTACHEOD GROOM STANDING WEARING A TUNIC, BOOTS AND A HAT, WITH HIS ARMS HELD OUT BEFORE HIM AND FISTS CLENCHED, TRACES OF RED, BLACK AND GREEN PIGMENTS REMAINING -- 16¼IN. (41.2CM.) HIGH, TANG DYNASTY, PERSPEX STAND, (SOME RESTORATION AND OLD WEAR).
SEE COLOUR PLATE 110 FOR THE HORSE.
THERMOLUMINESCENCE TEST NUMBER C198J5 IS CONSISTENT WITH THE DATING OF THIS LOT. (2)
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