Tang Neighing Pottery Horse
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Tang Neighing Pottery Horse. This is an exceptional standing horse, unusual in the complementary fashion of the position of the horse’s head and ears. The horse is standing on a rectangular plinth, and is neighing at the same time (extremely rare). Every line of the horse emphasizes its dramatic neigh – the neck stretched high and forward. The small, lean-featured head, the thick neck and the belly are typical Tang renderings of an Arabian. Also noteworthy is that the widely separated ears, both twisting backward (only a few Tang horses were made like this and can be found in the present market), reveal its spirit.
An unusual and most rare pottery “mingqi’ representing Magnificent Neighing Pottery Figure of a Horse.
Tang dynasty (618–907), Chang’an, Shaanxi province, China.
High 60 cm., wide 61 cm.
– The results of thermoluminescence tests are consistent with the dating of this object.
– Extra test: Pre-dose test has been done: Pre-dose test confirms old firing without any kind of artificial x-ray treatments!
– Provenance: very important and old private German collection, Mr. W. R. Wiesbaden, collected before 1990
– A certificate of authenticity by Becker Antiques (specialist in Chinese pottery since 1969, Amsterdam) will accompany the item.
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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