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15 janvier 2020

A chestnut and straw-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-907)

A chestnut and straw-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1166. A chestnut and straw-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-907); 19 7/8 in. (50.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 32,500© Christie's Images Ltd 2013

The horse has a hogged mane and is shown standing on a rectangular base with head turned slightly to the left and ears laid flat. The body is covered with a yellowish straw glaze heavily streaked in chestnut, while the unglazed cloth-covered saddle and saddle blanket show traces of black and reddish pigment, wood stand.

ProvenanceThe Springfield Museums, Springfield, Massachusetts, accessioned 1980.

The result of Oxford Authentication thermoluminescence test no. C112k74 is consistent with the dating of this piece.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of ArtNew York21 - 22 March 2013.

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