This figure is closely related to the well-known group of four female polo players in the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, referred to in the Handbook of the Collections, Kansas City, 1959, p. 208; cf. als M. Medley Tang Pottery and Porcelain, pl. 41, p. 51; compare further the polo-player exhibited at the International Exhibition of Chinese Art, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1935-6, Catalogue, pl. 2432, p. 223.
The result of thermoluminescence test, Brussels Art Laboratory nr. 2000 (64/668), is consistent with the dating of this lot.