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Lot 5135: A SANCAI POTTERY FIGURE OF HORSE
December 10, 2016
El Monte, CA, USALive Auction
Description: Well-modeled, standing foursquare on a flat base, the head slightly lowered and turned leftward with crisply modeled features including bulging eyes, open mouth, flared nostrils, strapped in a bridle with green, blue and amber floret trappings on the forehead, nose and flanking the jaw continuing around the neck and resting on the rump, finished with a pleated blue painted saddle resting on a mottled green, blue and amber glaze saddle blanket on the back. Tang Dynasty period.
Provenance: Property from a private New York collection, acquired in London in 1960-1970s
Dimensions: Height: 15 in (38.1 cm)