Lot 249. A large green-glazed red pottery figure of a horse, Eastern Han dynasty (AD 25-220); 33 in. (83.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 24,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007
The head and neck made separately from the hollow body, the head modelled as if the horse were neighing, with mouth open below the flared upper lip and with ears pricked, the powerful, arched neck set atop the opening in the body which stands on four knife-pared legs, covered with a dark green glaze that has degraded in areas to a silvery iridescence.
The result of Oxford Authentication Ltd. thermoluminescence test no. C106u27 is consistent with the dating of this lot.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 22 March 2007