A large painted pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty, 8th century

Lot 1119. A large painted pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty, 8th century; 17 in. (43 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000Price realised USD 21,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 

The figure is powerfully modeled with right leg raised, the mouth open, the head turned slightly to the left, the tail braided, the mane dentilated and the saddle cloth tasseled. 

Provenance: Peter Scheinman (1932-2017) Collection, New York, before 1992.  

LiteratureJ. C. Koo ed., Born of Earth and Fire: Chinese Ceramics from the Scheinman Collection, Baltimore, 1992, p. 60, no. 33.

Note: he result of Thermolumineszenz-Gutachten test no. 584215 is consistent with the dating of this lot.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 14 - 15 September 2017, New York