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LOT 0340

Estimate
GBP (£) 4,000 - 6,000
EUR (€) 4,670 - 7,000
USD ($) 5,160 - 7,740

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£3,600 (EUR 4,200; USD 4,643) (+bp*) Add to Watch list

Chinese Northern Wei Prancing Horse

Northern Wei Dynasty, 386-534 AD

A finely modelled terracotta figurine of a standing horse with a fierce expression, in an elaborate harness, the muscular neck with bells and pendants, rope with tassels around the upper neck, tall headdress in red pigment; long saddle-cloth with flowers and other detailing, saddle blanket and stirrups; standing on a rectangular base, hollow to the underside. 8.1 kg, 50cm (19 1/2"). Fine condition, repaired.

Provenance
Property of a North West London gallery; formerly in a 1980s collection; accompanied by an original thermoluminescence test certificate issued by Laboratory Kotalla of Germany, report number 39PX020519.


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Auction Venue:
The May Fair Hotel London
Stratton Street
Mayfair London, W1J 8LT

Viewing from noon Monday 25th November 2019
Champagne Reception: 6pm - 9pm

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