Lot 655. A sancai-glazed figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 13 in., 33 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
well modeled standing four square on a rectangular base, the head turned slightly leftward detailed with large eyes, flared nostrils, and pricked ears, the body covered in a rich amber glaze, the saddle unglazed with traces of red and green pigments.
Provenance: C.T. Loo, New York, 1940s-50s.
Collection of Marjorie (1917-2014) and Percy (1906-1976) Selden, and thence by descent.