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Bid History: 1   |   Current bid: £3,150

Large Chinese Tang Stepping Horse

Tang Dynasty, 618-907 AD

A ceramic horse figure modelled in the round, standing on a rectangular base with right foreleg held aloft, head turned slightly to the left with mouth open; naturalistic anatomical detailing, dressed mane and tail, integral moulded saddle and saddle cloth decorated with orange, black and blue geometric motifs, remains of polychrome pigmentation. 8 kg, 57cm wide (22 1/2"). Finely modelled.

West Country collection, 1990s.
Accompanied by a positive thermoluminescence report no.25CM180321 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.11128-185005.

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