A sancai glazed pottery hose Tang
Lot 5232
A fine sancai glazed pottery horse Tang Dynasty
Sold for US$ 98,500 inc. premium
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A fine sancai glazed pottery horse
Tang Dynasty
The magnificent chestnut steed standing four-square on a rectangular base, wearing an elaborately tasseled harness, chestnut, straw and green blanket and finely worked saddle resting on his powerful back between a cream colored hogged mane and tail, the superbly modeled head with ivory markings set off by an amber colored bridle suspending green tassels.
29 1/4 (74.3 cm) high; 26 1/2 inches (67.3 cm) long

Footnotes

  • "The dating of this lot is consistent with the results of Oxford Authentication, Ltd. Thermoluminescence test sample no. C102a87

    Compare to a horse of similar size, muscular build and chestnut colored glaze in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, acquisition number 1981.1212, partial gift of Rose Movius Palmer; another horse of a similar size and decorated with comparable molded tassels sold at Christie's, New York, September 17, 2008, sale 2027, lot 412"
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