25 September 2020
This lot is offered without a reserve
A LARGE PAINTED GREY POTTERY FIGURE OF A HORSE
HAN DYNASTY (206 BC - AD 220)
The stocky horse stands foursquare on sturdy, braced legs. The thick curved neck has a hogged mane, and the large head is modeled with bulging eyes, alert ears, and mouth open in a whinny, and is further molded with a harness. The short tail is tied, ending in a knot.
42 in. (106.7 cm.) high
Sotheby's London, 7 December 1993, lot 122.
Property from an Important Private Collection; Christie's New York, 13-14 September 2012, lot 1376.
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The result of Oxford Authentication Ltd. thermoluminescence test no. C111g53 is consistent with the dating of this lot.
This lot is offered without reserve.
THE PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED FAMILY COLLECTION, NEW YORK