A rare massive blue and sancai glazed pottery figure of an earth spirit
Tang dynasty (618-907)
Seated with four hoofs planted on the rock work base, the face with an animated fierce expression with fearsome fangs and bulging eyes, its proud chest and belly highlighted by sancai glazes, with feathered wings sprouting from the shoulders, and an unglazed flame-form flange rising from the back of the neck, the wings and face with splashes of blue glaze.
47 1/4in (120cm) high
- Please note that the Oxford Authentication Ltd. thermoluminescence test for this lot, #866b48, is absent.