Lot 836. A rare aubergine, yellow, black and green-glazed biscuit figure of a recumbent horse, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 6,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020.
The horse shown with forelegs bent as if rising from the green-glazed, shaped base.
Provenance: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago, acquired prior to 1970.
Literature: The Arts Club of Chicago, Chinese Art from the Collection of James W. and Marilynn Alsdorf, Chicago, 1970, no. C51.
Exhibited: Chicago, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chinese Art from the Collection of James W. and Marilynn Alsdorf, 21 September-13 November 1970.
Christie's. Sacred and Imperial: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection Part II, New York, 24 September 2020