Fired in antiquity!!!
China, Perfect condition
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33,5 cm. long, high 40 cm. Rider 28 cm. | massive iron stand, very secure! The iron stand is a better, nicer and securer then the plastic stand! See photo 24.
It is very rare to find any of these polo players with this pigment (the rider in two colors green and orange) and details!
A fabulous and most impressive pottery 'mingqi' representing a painted red pottery female polo player astride a galloping horse.
Grey earthenware coated with white slip and remains of green, orange, black and red pigment.
Tang dynasty (618–907), Chang’an, Shaanxi province, China.
With the original colours.
High 40 cm. ( 28 cm., rider only) Long 33,5 cm.
- A certificate of authenticity from Becker Antiques (specialist in Chinese pottery since 1969, Amsterdam) will accompany the item.
- All items can be bought/sold legally under the cultural patrimony covering The Netherlands and are guaranteed to be as described, or else your money will be refunded.
- The result of the thermoluminescence test, is consistent with the dating of the item, Tang dynasty, 1390 years old. Sampling of 3 different points.
- Provenance: property of a Dutch gentleman; acquired in the 1990s.
The spirited horse covered in a red slip and modelled in full gallop with all four legs extended and in the air. The rider seated firmly in her saddle with feet stretched forward in the stirrups, her body twisted to the right at the waist and dressed in a long yellow,green, white and red tight-fitting tunic above black boots. The arms positioned to strike, the softly modelled face detailed in red and black pigment on a white slip beneath the black hair drawn up in a knot.
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It will be professionally packed and safely send in a wooden crate by FedEx.
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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, outstanding 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.
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- Tang Dynasty (618-907)
- Regio / land van herkomst
- Titel kunstwerk
- Painted Red Pottery Female Polo Player Astride a Galloping Horse, TL test
- Zeer goede staat, zie beschrijving
- 40×33,5×15 cm