Lot 83. A large painted pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 201⁄4 in. (51 cm.) wide. Estimate 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.
Provenance: Spink & 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