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PROPERTY OF A LADY

A PAIR OF PAINTED POTTERY HORSES TANG DYNASTY
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 81,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT
201

PROPERTY OF A LADY

A PAIR OF PAINTED POTTERY HORSES TANG DYNASTY
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 81,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Chinese Art

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A PAIR OF PAINTED POTTERY HORSES TANG DYNASTY
each horse rearing onto the bent back legs while vigorously raising one front leg and planting the other firmly on the base, the suspended hoof poised at a deliberate angle in preparation to plunge forward, the drama heightened by the arched neck, wide eyes, flared nostrils, and exposed teeth behind upcurled lips, the saddle blanket and tassels of the strapwork trappings flying outward in motion, traces of pigment (2)
Height 13 3/4  in., 34.9 cm
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Provenance

Yamanaka & Company, Osaka, 1936.
Collection of Brigadier General William Cary (1891-1978) and Lois (1896-1988) Crane, and thence by descent.

Brigadier General Crane was a decorated veteran who, among other distinguished positions, served as the military attaché to the U.S. Ambassador in Japan in the 1930s, and became the Chief of Staff of the Southern Defense Command in 1942.

Important Chinese Art

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