Lot 654. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a camel, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 20 7/8 in., 53 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
well modeled standing four square atop a rectangular base, the spirited animal with its neck reared back, the raised head detailed with large rounded eyes and flared nostrils, the body liberally splashed in amber and green glaze tearing over the creamy-white ground.
Provenance: C.T. Loo, New York, 1940s-50s.
Collection of Marjorie (1917-2014) and Percy (1906-1976) Selden, and thence by descent.