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LOT 0412

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GBP (£) 3,000 - 4,000
EUR (€) 3,360 - 4,480
USD ($) 3,680 - 4,900

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£2,880 (EUR 3,227; USD 3,529) (+bp*)

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CHINESE TANG PAIR OF COURTLY LADIES
TANG DYNASTY, 618-907 A.D.
11 3/8 - 11 7/8 in. (2.98 kg total, 29-30.2 cm high).

A group of two hollow-formed ceramic figures: one a courtly lady sitting on a stool with right foot crossed over the left knee, holding a small goblet in both hands, cat beside her right foot; the other sitting with right foot raised to the seat of the stool, grape held between the fingers being raised to the mouth. [2]

PROVENANCE:
Ex Hong Kong collection.
London Mayfair gallery, UK.

Accompanied by thermoluminescence analysis report no.C122k22, for one of the figures.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by search certificate number no.11698-199215.

LITERATURE:
See Prodan, M., The Art of the Tang Potter, London, 1960, for similar figures and discussion.

CONDITION