A similar painted grey pottery horse of smaller size (55 cm. high) with removable saddle is illustrated in the catalogue of the Jacques Barrère exhibition, Art D'Extreme Orient, Paris, 20 September - 30 October 1991, pp. 50 and 51.
The results of Oxford Authentication Ltd. thermoluminescence test nos. C102g53 and C102g54 are consistent with the dating of this lot.