Lot 1304. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of an equestrienne, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Unsold. Photo: Christie's Image Ltd 2016.
The slender rider is depicted wearing an amber scarf that drapes below her neck and falls down her back to the saddle, a top with long slender sleeves that hide her hands, and a long green skirt, and is shown with head slightly turned as she sits on an amber-glazed horse shown standing foursquare, its head slightly turned in the opposite direction. 16 ½ in. (41.8 cm.) high
Provenance: Cincinnati Museum of Art, Ohio.
Michael B. Weisbrod, Inc., New York, by 1990.
Literature: Weisbrod Chinese Art Ltd., From Kilns of Kings and Commoners: Chinese Pottery and Porcelain, New York, 1990, no. 10.
Exhibited: New York, From Kilns of Kings and Commoners: Chinese Pottery and Porcelain, Weisbrod Chinese Art Ltd., 29 May - 15 June 1990, no. 10.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 16 September 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza