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AN AMBER-GLAZED FIGURE OF A STANDING GROOM
TANG DYNASTY
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 HKD
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AN AMBER-GLAZED FIGURE OF A STANDING GROOM
TANG DYNASTY
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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AN AMBER-GLAZED FIGURE OF A STANDING GROOM
TANG DYNASTY
depicted wearing a cap picked out in black pigment, standing on a square base with his hands clasped beneath the long sleeves of his belted robe, his garments applied with an amber-chestnut glaze, wood stand
23.6 cm, 9 1/4  in.
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Provenance

Sotheby’s New York, 25th October 1975, lot 119.
Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 12th/13th May 1976, lot 12.

Catalogue Note

Sancai models of grooms of this delicately modelled style were created to accompany figures of horses, usually the celebrated Ferghana horses treasured at the Tang court. For a Tang white-glazed horse and groom group, see The Complete Works of Chinese Ceramics, vol. 6, Shanghai, 2000, pl. 81.

See also a groom of this type, described as Western Turkic, in the Mr. and Mrs. Ezekiel Schloss Collection is illustrated by E. Schloss, Foreigners in Ancient Chinese Art, vol. II, New York, 1969, pl. 10a. A figure modelled in a similar pose, was sold in our New York rooms, 4th June 1982, lot 112; a slightly larger one was sold in these rooms, 30th March 1978, lot 119; and another was sold in our London rooms, 13th/14th November 1972, lot 285.

Tianminlou – A Small History of Chinese Ceramics

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Hong Kong