Lot 112. A straw-glazed pottery figure of a female equestrienne, Sui dynasty (AD 581-618); 11 ¾ in. (30 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017
The rider is shown wearing a tight-fitting cowl and a high-waisted dress and seated astride a horse standing foursquare on a rectangular plinth, its head lowered and the mane swept to one side, all under a thin pale green glaze.
Provenance: Desmond Gure, 10 January 1968, lot 12.
Arthur M. Sackler Collections.
Else Sackler, and thence by descent within the family.
Exhibited: London, Oriental Ceramic Society, The Arts of the T'ang Dynasty, 1955, no. 54.
Jerusalem, Israel Museum, 3500 Years of Chinese Art: Ceramics from the Arthur M Sackler Collections, 9 July-31 October 1987.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 14 - 15 September 2017, New York