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LOT 0280

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GBP (£) 6,000 - 8,000
EUR (€) 7,050 - 9,400
USD ($) 8,360 - 11,150

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£5,400 (EUR 6,346; USD 7,525) (+bp*)

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Chinese Tang Polo Player Pair

Tang Dynasty, 618-907 AD

A pair of female polo players each mounted on a horse with forelegs and hindlegs extended; the riders with elaborate hairstyles, in active poses, with colourful painted robes and detailing; mounted on custom-made display stands. 18.5 kg total including stands, 62-63cm long (24 1/2 - 24 3/4"). Finely modelled. [2]

Provenance
From a West Country, UK, collection; formerly in a Hong Kong gallery, 1990s; accompanied by a positive Kotalla Laboratory thermoluminescence report no.51CM180321 for one of the polo players; this lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.10847-178525.