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Lot 488. A painted pottery figure of a court lady, Tang Dynasty (618-907); 37cm (14 3/5in) highEst: £800 - £1,200. Sold for £ 5,355 (€ 6,239). © Bonhams

Standing in a languid pose, with full rounded face and delicate features, her head tilted to one side and hair coiffed into two large side-buns, her hands raised to her chest, clad in voluminous robes tied with a sash around her waist, falling in neat pleats to reveal the slippers.

Provenance: Eskenazi Ltd., London, 2001

Published, Illustrated and Exhibited: Roger Keverne Ltd., Summer Exhibition, London, 2001, no.29.

The result of Oxford Authentication Ltd. thermoluminescence test no.C101e18 dated 19 March 2001, is consistent with the dating of this lot.

NoteSee a similar example illustrated by J.Ayers, The Tsui Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1993, no.11.

Bonhams. Roger Keverne Ltd Moving On (Part II), London, New Bond Street, 7 Jun 2021