A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)Estimate $30,000 – $50,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The horse is well modeled standing foursquare on a rectangular base with mouth open. The body is covered with a pale cream glaze, and the mane with amber glaze. The bridle and straps are dappled with green and amber, and applied with molded tassels, while the saddle is unglazed. 19 7/8 in. (50.5 cm.) high

Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 4 June 1986, lot 188.

Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 15 - 16 March 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza