An_unusual_chestnut_and_straw_glazed_pottery_figure_of_a_Bactrian_camel__Tang_dynasty__618_907__

Lot 267. An unusual chestnut and straw-glazed pottery figure of a Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (618-907); 21 in. (53.3 cm.) highEstimate 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