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LOT 1094

Estimate
GBP (£) 3,000 - 4,000
EUR (€) 3,590 - 4,780
USD ($) 4,080 - 5,450

Opening Bid
£3,000 (EUR 3,586; USD 4,085) (+bp*)

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Large Chinese Tang Lady on Horse

Tang Dynasty, 618-907 AD

A ceramic figure of a horsewoman modelled in the round; the horse in advancing pose with one foreleg raised, copious mane; the female rider with an upright posture, wearing an ankle-length coral-coloured robe with long bell sleeve, scooped shoulder panels and raised collar, hair piled in an elaborate bun; remains of pigment to the hair and footwear, face and other details. 3.4 kg, 49.5cm (19 1/2"). Finely modelled.

Provenance
Ex West Country collection, Bath, Somerset, UK, 1970-2000s; accompanied by a positive thermoluminescence analysis report, sample no.C121m34 from Oxford Authentication; this lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.11000-181606.