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

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Lot 83. A large painted pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 2014 in. (51 cm.) wideEstimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price Realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020

The horse is shown standing on a rectangular platform with right leg raised, the mouth open and the head turned slightly to the left. The body is caparisoned with a cloth-tied saddle.

ProvenanceSpink & Son Ltd., London, 19 July 1985.

Literature: Spink & Son Ltd., Octagon, Vol. XXII, Number 2, London, June 1985 (advertised).

Exhibited: London, The Grosvenor House Antiques Fair, 1985.

Christie's. Art of China. Including Property from the Irving Collection. 18 Nov - 9 Dec 2020