London, South Kensington
11 June 2004
A large sancai glazed pottery model of a horse, Tang dynaty
crisply modelled standing four-square on a rectangular base with head turned slightly to the left, the straw glazed mane falling to the left before the large unglazed saddle, the body covered in a chestnut glaze applied with simulated leather harness fittings with large suspended green glazed tassels -- 21 5/8in. (55cm.) high.
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1981 Oxford University Research Laboratory For Archeology an History of Art Thermoluminescence Test 266r69 is consistent with the dating of this lot.
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