Lot 590. A rare sancai and blue-glazed pottery figure of an equestrian, Tang dynasty (618-907); 23 1/2in (59.7cm) high. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,500 - 6,200). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019
The tall figure modeled standing atop a low plinth, with muscular arms and fist clenched as if holding reins, clad in an amber-glazed knee-length tunic open at the chest, with a green-glazed lapel, the unglazed head crisply molded with large eyes and prominent nose, framed by a futou covering the head and a long beard.
Provenance: Collection of Ruth and Richard Dickes
Acquired in New York City, 24 May 1996
Note: The dating of this lot is consistent with the results of an Oxford Authentication Ltd. Thermoluminescence test sample no. 766s96, dated 23 May 1996.
Bonhams. Chinese works of art, New York, 18 March 2019, 10:00 EDT