Mingqi, Un chef-d'œuvre - Terre cuite - An Unusual Large Painted Pottery Figure of a Piebald Horse, TL test, H - 62 cm. - Chine - Dynastie Tang (618–907)

Mingqi, Un chef-d'œuvre - Terre cuite - An Unusual Large Painted Pottery Figure of a Piebald Horse, TL test, H - 62 cm. - Chine - Dynastie Tang (618–907)
Très bon état, voir la description - 61×62×20 cm

It is very rare to find a Piebald Horse on the present market!!!
High 62 cm. Long 62 cm. Original pigment!!!

An unusual and most rare pottery "mingqi" representing a Large Painted Pottery Figure of a Piebald Horse
Grey earthenware coated with white slip and remains of green, blue, orange, yellow, black and red pigment.

Well modelled with a powerful body walking and with an air of tense alertness, with open mouth, picked ears and parted forelock, the hogged mane with a single long lock of hair painted in white pigment on one side, the crisply molded saddle painted in green set atop a blanket painted in yellow,orange, black and white, the brick-red body painted with large white spots of irregular outline in imitation of piebald markings. Through the ages the brick-red pigment has become very light- almost as white, but you can still see the deference between the red body and the white spots of the horse.

The Tang nobility were legendary for their love of horses, so much so that the court passed a low in 667 that allowed only members of the elite to ride. Noble families might own literally thousands of horses, with different type for use in the cavalry, for hunting and polo. The present horse is particularly rare both for its size and for the depiction of the piebald markings. A glazed caparisoned horse painted with pale circular markings is in the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, and illustrated in the Handbook of the Collection, New York, 1993, p. 292 (right). Another glazed piebald or dappled horse is in the Kyoto National Museum and illustrated by Li Zh Yan, The Art of Glazed Pottery of China, Beijing, 1989, p. 48, pl. 191. See also, V. Bower, “Two Masterworks of Tang Sculpture”, Orientations, June, 1993, p. 77, fig. 15, where the author illustrates a late 7th century wall painting from a tomb in Taiyuan, Shaanxi province depicting a groom with a dark-spotted pale horse.

Tang Dynasty (618-907), Chang’an, Shaanxi province, China

- A Certificate of Authenticity from Becker Antiques (specialist in Chinese pottery since 1969, Amsterdam) will accompany the item.

- All items legal to buy/sell under The Netherlands covering cultural patrimony, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

- The result of the thermoluminescence test, is consistent with the dating of the item, Tang dynasty . Sampling in 3 different points

Important information.
The seller guarantees that he is entitled to ship this lot.
Delivery in person for Europa is possible - ca. 1300 km.
It will be professionally packed and safely send in a wooden crate by FedEx.

*Please note: Due to the value and fragility of this object, shipping to China/Taiwan will only be possible through an experienced and specialized shipping company (Art Packers and Shippers, Neumann en Vettin B.V.). Every lot will be shipped with a custom-made case to guarantee safe transportation. Shipping costs are to be determined on the basis of a requested quote at neumannenvettin.com made by the seller. The buyer is responsible for payment of the shipping costs and all related import charges.

Informations du lot
Mingqi, Un chef-d'œuvre
Peint à la main
Terre cuite
Dynastie Tang (618–907)
Région/Pays d’origine
Titre de l’œuvre d’art
An Unusual Large Painted Pottery Figure of a Piebald Horse, TL test, H - 62 cm.
Très bon état, voir la description
61×62×20 cm
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