A painted pottery figure of a prancing horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1613. A painted pottery figure of a prancing horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 19 ½ in. (49.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000© Christie's Images Ltd 2019

The spirited horse is shown standing on a rectangular base with right foreleg raised, mouth open and ears pricked. The body is caparisoned with a cloth-tied saddle and molded foliate appliqués, softwood stand

ProvenanceMr. and Mrs. Stanley Herzman Collection, New York.
Sotheby's New York, 4 December 1985, lot 117, and thence by descent to the present owner. 

The result of Oxford thermoluminescence test no. 466a15 is consistent with the dating of this lot.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 22 March 2019