Lot 267. An unusual chestnut and straw-glazed pottery figure of a Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (618-907); 21 in. (53.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 15,600. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007
Well modelled standing with head raised and mouth open in a bray, the hair on the front of the neck applied in small, well defined overlapping sections and covered with a straw glaze, while fine gouging indicates the hair on the humps, the body glazed a deep chestnut color.
Provenance: Sotheby's, New York, 4 June 1986, lot 28.
Property from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Breece III.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 22 March 2007