See a very comparable figure of groom, illustrated in Mario Prodan, The Art of the T'ang Potter, pl. 20, London, 1960. Also see a similar figure illustrated by Luoyang Cultural Relics Work Team, Ancient Treasures of Luoyang, 9. 89, fig. 4, Beijing, 1990.
Oxford thermoluminescence test no. C199f72, 12 Feburary 1999, is consistent with the dating of this lot.