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An unusual and most rare pottery "mingqi' representing Magnificent Buff Pottery Figure of a Prancing Horse
Grey earthenware coated with white slip and remains of orange, yellow, black and red pigment.
Dutch private collection.
Tang dynasty (618–907), Chang’an, Shaanxi province, China.
This is an exceptional prancing horse, unusual in the complementary fashion the position of the horse head and ears. The horse is standing on a rectangular plinth, and in the same time neighing (extremely rare). Every line of the horse emphasizes its dramatic neigh- the neck stretched high and forward. The small, lean-featured head, the thick neck and the belly are typical Tang renderings of an Arabian. Also worthy of note is that the widely separated ears, both twisting backward (only few Tang horses were made like this and could be found in the present market), reveal its spirit.
- A certificate of authenticity from Becker Antiques (specialist in Chinese pottery since 1969, Amsterdam) will accompany the item.
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- The result of the thermoluminescence test, is consistent with the dating of the item, Tang dynasty (ca. 1250 years old). Sampling of 3 different points.
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Delivery in person for Europa is possible.
It will be professionally packed and safely send in a wooden crate by FedEx.
Becker Antiques is one of the most leading reputable antique dealers in the Netherlands. Becker Antiques is a name and place that speaks of excellent antiques and art, superb service and worldwide expertise. Founded in 1969 by Jan Simon Becker, Becker Antiques is based in Museum quarter, Amsterdam Oud-Zoud, in a magnificent five-floor townhouse build 1891, at a few minutes from “Rijksmuseum” (National Museum of Art), the Van Gogh Museum and the famous “Royal Concertgebouw”.
Becker Antiques main field covers ceramics – pottery funerary figures (dated from the Han through the Ming dynasties), Buddhist sculptures and other Chinese works of art. Our other sections are Asian works of art – concerns objects from Japan and South East Asian countries including bronze, stone and wooden sculptures, Chinese furniture from the Qing Dynasty and of course occasional other items.
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Catawiki disclaimer: This piece has been dated based on a TL test. No further tests, such as, an analysis of pigments or radiography scans have been conducted to check the integrity of the piece.
- Tang Dynasty (618-907)
- Regio / land van herkomst
- Titel kunstwerk
- An Exceptional Buff Pottery Figure of a Prancing Horse, Tl test
- Zeer goede staat, zie beschrijving
- 31×33×0 cm