Large Standing Caparisoned Horse


Extremely Rare Large Standing Caparisoned Horse with Bridle & Blanketed Saddle

The horse is a masterpiece and very rare regarding its style, details, pigment and period (Eastern Wei dynasty 534-550 A.D.)

Outstanding pottery “mingqi” representing a painted pottery model of a caparisoned horse with bridle and blanketed saddle.

Grey earthenware coated with white slip and remains of yellow, orange, white, black and red pigment.

Eastern Wei dynasty (534-550 A.D.) extremely rare!!!
High 44,5 cm, Wide 33 cm. Original pigments!

– The results of thermoluminescence tests are consistent with the dating of this object. Eastern Wei (534-550 A.D.) Sampling of 3 different parts – back of the horse, belly of the horse, chin of the horse.

Provenance: very important and old private Dutch collection, Mr. J.A.W V. , Amsterdam

Well-modelled standing foursquare on a rectangular base, the slender curved head with crisply flared nostrils and picked ears. The arched neck painted in yellow with a scalloped black border to indicate the mane, the trappings including crisply detailed bridle, chest collar applied with florette – molded tufts, and crouper that continues under the tail, the saddle draped with a long-flared cloth carved with fringe, with traces of white, black, red, brown, green and orange pigment.

– A certificate of authenticity by Becker Antiques (specialist in Chinese pottery since 1969, Amsterdam) will accompany the item.

– All items can be bought/sold legally under the cultural patrimony covering The Netherlands and are guaranteed to be as described, or else your money will be refunded.

Important information.
It will be professionally packed and safely send in a wooden crate by FedEx.
Buyers are responsible for import regulation and restrictions of their own country

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Becker Antiques main field covers ceramics – pottery funerary figures (dated from the Han through the Ming dynasties), Buddhist sculptures and other Chinese works of art. Our other sections are Asian works of art – concerns objects from Japan and South East Asian countries including bronze, stone and wooden sculptures, Chinese furniture from the Qing Dynasty and of course occasional other items.
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Large Standing Caparisoned Horse

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