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LOT 0290

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GBP (£) 4,000 - 6,000
EUR (€) 4,780 - 7,170
USD ($) 4,870 - 7,310

Opening Bid
£3,600 (EUR 4,304; USD 4,385) (+bp*)

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LARGE CHINESE TANG PRANCING HORSE
TANG DYNASTY, 618-907 A.D.

A terracotta caparisoned horse figure modelled prancing, standing on an integral rectangular base and with naturalistic anatomical detailing; remains of polychrome pigmentation. 21 1/2 in. (13.6 kg, 54.5 cm high).

PROVENANCE:
Acquired 1990s.
West Country, UK, collection.
Accompanied by a positive original thermoluminescence analysis report sample no. C122e83, from Oxford Authentication.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate no.11360-192683.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Prodan, M., The Art of The T'ang Potter, Thames and Hudson, 1960, for comparable examples in pls.I,VIII,XXIV and figs.26, 53, 54, 64.

CONDITION