June 23, 2022 10:00 EST

Collect: Asian Arts

 
Lot 88
 

88

A Chinese large painted pottery figure of a horse and rider
Han dynasty

Of sectional form, with separate body, rider, legs and tail; modern acrylic stand; accompanied by an original University of Hong Kong thermoluminescence test report #82.94, dated June 15, 1994, where it is stated "the result obtained is compatible with the claimed age [Han dynasty]."

H: 23 1/2 in. (without stand)

PROVENANCE:

Chinese Antique Centre, Hong Kong
Property from a private collection, Bethesda, Maryland, acquired from the above June 30, 1994

Estimated at $3,000 - $5,000


 

Of sectional form, with separate body, rider, legs and tail; modern acrylic stand; accompanied by an original University of Hong Kong thermoluminescence test report #82.94, dated June 15, 1994, where it is stated "the result obtained is compatible with the claimed age [Han dynasty]."

PROVENANCE:

Chinese Antique Centre, Hong Kong
Property from a private collection, Bethesda, Maryland, acquired from the above June 30, 1994

NOTE:

For a similar figure on horseback, without removable legs, excavated from a Western Han tomb in Yanjiawan, Xianyang city, Shaaxi province, see Carol Michaelson, "Gilded Dragons, Buried Treasures from China's Golden Ages," London, 1999, p. 46, no. 15

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