The horse is a masterpiece and very rare regarding its style, details, pigment and period (Sui dynasty). The horse had been molded and modeled from white earthenware (this is the most rare and high quality earthenware used for making pottery figures!) with straw-yellow, lead-fluxed glaze. Christie's New York had only auctioned a similar Sui horse in 1990’s. Since then no second one has come on the market. This is a once in a life time opportunity to buy such exceptional work of art.
Fired in antiquity!!!
China, Perfect condition
Outstanding pottery "mingqi" representing a painted pottery model of a caparisoned horse.
White earthenware (most rare) with straw-yellow, lead-fluxed glaze!!!
Sui Dynasty (581-618), very rare!!!
High 30 cm, Wide 25 cm. Original pigments!
– The results of thermoluminescence tests are consistent with the dating of this object. Sui dynasty (ca. 1410 years old). Sampling in 3 different points - Back horse, Saddle horse, Chin horse. Sampale B seems to be restored.
Provenance: Very important and old private German collection, Mr. W. R., Wiesbaden collected before 1995.
Well modelled standing foursquare on a rectangular base, the slender curved head with crisply flared nostrils and picked ears. The arched neck with a scalloped border to indicate the mane, the trappings including crisply detailed bridle, chest collar applied with florette – molded tufts, and crouper that continues under the tail, the saddle draped with a long-flared cloth carved with fringe.
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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.
- Sui Dynasty (581-618)
- Regio / land van herkomst
- Titel kunstwerk
- Extremely Rare Straw-Yellow Glazed White Pottery Figure of a Caparisoned Horse, Tl test
- Zeer goede staat, zie beschrijving
- 30×25×0 cm