7 November 2017
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE ENGLISH COLLECTION
A SANCAI- GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A HORSE
TANG DYNASTY (AD 618-907)
The horse is powerfully modelled standing foursquare on a short rectangular plinth, with head turned slightly to the left. The body is covered in a rich amber glaze, the unglazed saddle is set on top of a similarly unglazed blanket, and the straps are moulded with foliate appliqués highlighted in green.
20 1/8. in. (51.4 cm.) high
Christie's London, 12 May 1975, lot 65.
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The dating of the current lot is consistent with the results of Oxford Authentication Thermoluminescence test no C117e80.
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