Lot 746
  • 746

AN AMBER-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A CAPARISONED HORSE TANG DYNASTY |

Estimate
15,000 - 20,000 USD
bidding is closed

Description

  • Height 19 1/8  in., 48.6 cm
modeled standing foursquare on a rectangular slab base, with the head turned slightly to the left, ears pricked, the hogged mane with swept back forelocks, the bridle, chest and crupper-straps set with crisply molded palmettes, the tail docked and bound, the body glazed dark brown with the mane, blaze, tail and trappings picked out in pale yellow, the unglazed saddle draped with a cloth gathered in folds on each side with traces of red pigment

Provenance

Collection of William H. Green.
Gifted to the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago in 1977 (acc. no. 1977.561).

Condition

There is restoration and consolidated breaks to the base, all four legs, ears tail as well as other minor repairs, expected wear and retouching to areas of glaze loss.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.