A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 3223. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 21 ¼ in. (54 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2015.

The horse is shown standing foursquare on a rectangular base, the body glazed in rich amber, the mane covered in a cream glaze, the bridle largely unglazed, and the straps molded with foliate appliqués highlighted in green.

Provenance: Private collection, in California by 1995.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art,  New York, 15 - 16 March 2015