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Chinese Ceramic Horse and Rider Figurine

Antiquities - China and Far East


LOT 671

Estimate
GBP (£) 800 - 1,200
EUR (€) 900 - 1,350
USD ($) 1,130 - 1,690
Additional Fees*

Sold for (Inc. premium): £805

CHINESE CERAMIC HORSE AND RIDER FIGURINE

1st century BC, Han Dynasty. A moulded ceramic figurine depicting a court official on horseback; the horse in static pose, powerfuly built, muscular with long legs, erect mane, open mouth and docked tail; the horseman with coral riding coat with white cuffs and collar, an armoured corselet over the chest and back; details of the blanket and reins moulded into the horse. 24.2 Kg, 35 cm overall height.

Condition
Very fine condition, friable colour.

Provenance
From an old English collection.

Footnotes
The taller and more powerful Ferghana breed of horse was acquired by the Chinese in 101 BC after defeating the prince of the Ta-yuan people; ownership of this stronger, more athletic breed soon became a mark of high-status among high-ranking officials for draught and for riding.

Date
Thursday 16th December 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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Thursday 16th December 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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