A sancai-glazed pottery horse, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 284. A sancai-glazed pottery horse, Tang dynasty (618-907); 49.5 cm, 19 1/2  in. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 13,750 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's.

standing foursquare on a rectangular base with the head raised and held slightly to the left, the body with streaky ochre and cream glazes, the breast, crupper and halter straps in ochre hung with green foliate-shaped plaques, the saddle, saddle blanket, hooves and base unglazed, wood stand. Quantity: 2.

Provenance: Asahi Art Co., Tokyo, 1980.

Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Chinese Art, London, 18 May 2018