THREE POTTERY FIGURES OF FOREIGNERS, TANG DYNASTY | 唐 胡人陶俑一組三件
TANG SANCAI - THE SZE YUAN TANG COLLECTION
THREE POTTERY FIGURES OF FOREIGNERS
each standing figure in a different pose, wearing long loose robes tied at the front, with hands held tight against the body and stern facial expressions, covered with a brilliant amber, green and blue glaze
Height of the tallest 18.5 cm, 7⅓ in.
The head of the ochre-glazed figure has been reattached, a ca. 1cm large glaze flake to the front of the robe.
A ca. 1cm long aperture to the right side of the head, a ca. 1 cm large chip to the right elbow and the baton held in his hands missing.
The blue-glazed figure missing the object held in his left hand, an unglazed area to the back of the legs.
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The dating of the blue-glazed figure of this lot is consistent with the result of a thermoluminescence test, Oxford authentication Ltd., no. C112a51.