A similar painted grey pottery horse of smaller size (55 cm. high) with removable saddle is illustrated in the catalogue of the exhibition, Art D'Extreme Orient, Jacques Barrere, Paris, 20 September - 30 October 1991, pp. 50 and 51. See, also, the similar pair of painted grey pottery horses of slightly smaller size (72.3 cm. high), one of which is covered with a white pigment, sold in these rooms, 21 September 2004, lot 197.
The result of Oxford thermoluminescence test no. C101w86 is consistent with the dating of this lot.