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LOT 0365

Estimate
GBP (£) 6,000 - 8,000
EUR (€) 6,820 - 9,090
USD ($) 7,690 - 10,250

Opening Bid
£3,600 (EUR 4,092; USD 4,613) (+bp*) Add to Watch list

Chinese Tang Polo Player Figurine Pair

Tang Dynasty, 618-906 AD

A pair of ceramic polo player figurines on custom-made stands comprising: one in active pose with horse's legs extended, mouth open, painted bridle and harness detailing, rider with red ankle-length tunic, body erect, hands clenched to hold reins and mallet, moulded saddle and stirrups; one similar with green tunic, body angled forward. 8.3 kg total, 47 cm height including stand (18 1/2"). Finely modelled, some restoration. [2]

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Provenance
From a private UK collection, acquired on the London art market 1990-2000; accompanied by original thermoluminescence test certificate no.C119a78 issued by Oxford Authentication Ltd. for one of the figures.


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

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

Tuesday 26th Feb 2019 (Day 1)
10am : Lots 1 - 660

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The Court House
363 Main Road
Harwich, CO12 4DN

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