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LOT 0230

Estimate
GBP (£) 2,000 - 3,000
EUR (€) 2,330 - 3,500
USD ($) 2,460 - 3,680

Sold for (Inc. bp): £2,860

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CHINESE NORTHERN WEI CAPARISONED HORSE
NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY, 386-534 A.D.
13 3/8 in. (2.43 kg, 34 cm high).

A ceramic horse figure modelled in the round standing on an integral rectangular base; the animal is richly caparisoned and adorned with a decorative saddle cloth.

PROVENANCE:
Acquired 1970-1990s.
From a private West Country collection.
Accompanied by a copy of an original thermoluminescence analysis report no.C122f87 from Oxford Authentication.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by search certificate no.11520-195309.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Quest For Eternity, Chinese Ceramic Sculptures From The People's Republic Of China, Thames and Hudson, 1987, p.78, fig.8, for similar.

CONDITION