A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a horse and a groom, Tang dynasty

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Lot 1065. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a horse and a groom, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); The horse 19 in. (48.4 cm.) longPrice realised USD 7,560 (Estimate USD 10,000 – USD 15,000). © Christie's 2022

The horse is modelled standing foursquare on a rectangular base with its head turned slightly to the left. The horse is covered with an amber glaze, and the saddle is covered with splashed green, cream and amber glazes. The groom is shown wearing a long, amber-glazed robe, and his unglazed face and hair have painted details.

Property From The Collection Of Mr. And Mrs McLendon.

ProvenanceAcquired in New York, May 1998.

The result of Oxford thermoluminescence test no. C198y28 is consistent with the dating of the horse in this lot.

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 25 march 2022