A painted straw-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Early Tang dynasty, 7th century

Lot 231. A painted straw-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Early Tang dynasty, 7th century; 14 1/8 in. (36 cm.) high. Estimate USD 2,500 - USD 3,500. Price realised USD 6,250© Christie's Image Ltd 2008  

Modeled standing foursquare on a rectangular base with mouth open and ears pricked either side of the hogged mane, the body and long tail covered with a yellowish glaze painted in black with trappings, the unglazed saddle and blanket painted in red and black pigments

ProvenanceAcquired prior to 1985.

Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza