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LOT 0257

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

Opening Bid
£2,880 (EUR 3,443; USD 3,921) (+bp*)

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Large Chinese Tang Stepping Horse

Tang Dynasty, 618-907 AD

A large ceramic horse modelled in the round, standing on a polygonal base with right foreleg held aloft, head turned left and looking to the rear; finely-modelled naturalistic anatomical detailing with dressed mane and tail, detailing to the saddle and harness with knops, bells and pendants; remains of polychrome pigments. 8.45 kg, 53cm wide (21"). Finely modelled.

Provenance
West Country collection, 1990s.
Accompanied by a positive thermoluminescence report no.33CM180321 issued by Laboratory Kotalla.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.11125-185004.

Literature
Cf. The Metropolitan Museum, accession number 67.62.2, for similar.