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LOT 1535

Estimate
GBP (£) 6,500 - 7,500
EUR (€) 7,700 - 8,880
USD ($) 8,300 - 9,580

CHINESE WALKING HORSE AND GROOM
TANG DYNASTY, 618-906 AD
22", 18" (9.3 kg total, horse: 56cm, groom: 45.5cm).

A pair of ceramic figurines comprising: a standing horse with mouth open, legs straight, saddle covered with a loosely-draped cloth, painted details of harness and bridle, hollow to the underside; a standing groom on a rectangular base, in riding jacket, tunic and close-fittings trousers, hair plaited and neatly dressed, left hand pierced to accept reins.

PROVENANCE:
Property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1980.

CONDITION