24 March 2004
A LARGE PAINTED BUFF POTTERY FIGURE OF A HORSE
TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
Well modelled standing foursquare with neck gracefully arched and ears pricked, the head crisply and realistically modelled with bulging eyes and planular cheeks, a single dab of amber glaze on one shoulder, with traces of red, black and orange pigment
21¾ in. (55.2 cm.) high, wood stand
J. J. Lally & Co., New York.
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Compare a very similar pale pottery standing horse with a removable saddle, sold in our London rooms, 9 June 1997, lot 29 (one of two, the other standing with right foreleg raised).
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