Lot 1616. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of an equestrienne, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 16 ½ in. (41.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019
The horse is shown standing on a slab base with ears pricked and head turned slightly to the left, and is covered with a pale cream glaze, the mane and tail with amber glaze. The harness is hung with green-glazed tassels, and the saddle cloth is washed with vermilion pigment, wood stand.
Provenance: Cincinnati Museum of Art, Ohio.
Michael B. Weisbrod, Inc., New York, by 1990.
Literature: Weisbrod Chinese Art Ltd., From Kilns of Kings and Commoners: Chinese Pottery and Porcelain, New York, 1990, no. 10.
Exhibited: New York, Weisbrod Chinese Art Ltd., From Kilns of Kings and Commoners: Chinese Pottery and Porcelain, Weisbrod Chinese Art Ltd., 29 May - 15 June 1990.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 22 March 2019