Lot 702. A large sancai-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 19 ¼ in. (49 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018
The horse is shown standing foursquare on a rectangular base with mouth open and ears pricked, and is covered with a green-streaked cream glaze. The saddle cloth and saddle blanket are covered with green glaze subtly streaked in amber and the back hooves are also glazed green.
Provenance: Eskenazi Ltd., London, 1977.
The result of Oxford thermoluminescence test no. 266f51 is consistent with the dating of this lot.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 22 - 23 March 2018, New York