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Pair of Caparisoned Pottery Horses

Auction:
3134B
Lot:
1
Sold for:
$800$650

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 3134B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 14, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Pair of Caparisoned Pottery Horses, China, possibly Tang dynasty, each horse depicted prancing with one front leg raised, the saddle, manes, and tails decorated with traces of red pigment, ht. 10 3/4 in.

Provenance: Purchased in 1937 by the present owner's great aunt and uncle.
Estimate $700-900

No technical examination done. Restored, primarily to legs and base.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

China, 1st millennium, Caparison, Equidae, Equus, Horse management, Mane, Saddle, Tang dynasty

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