Mingqi - Terracotta - A Large and Important Painted Pottery Figure of a Prancing Horse, TL test, H-41 cm. - China - Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Mingqi - Terracotta - A Large and Important Painted Pottery Figure of a Prancing Horse, TL test, H-41 cm. - China - Tang Dynasty (618-907)
Very good condition, see description - 41×41×0 cm

Fired in antiquity!!! Antique and Genuine item!!!

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This magnificent prancing horse is coming from one of the world most important private collection.

- Provenance: Former property from the collection of S.A.R. Joseph Clemens Prince of Bavaria (1902-1990)
Dutch private collection acquired from above in 1980s-1990s.

Tang Dynasty (618-907)
Excellent condition, much of the original pigment remaining.
Height 41cm. Wide 41 cm.
Excavated from the tomb in Qianxian, Shaanxi province.

Our Guarantee: The above item is guarantee to be of the time period and condition as described, has been exported legally and is legal to buy and sell under all international lows to cultural patrimony.

Outstanding and monumental pottery "mingqi" representing a painted grey pottery model of a prancing horse.
Grey earthenware coated with white slip and remains of brown, black and red pigment.

The spirited figure shown standing on a rectangular base with right leg raised and head upwards the arched neck, the long mane swept to one side and the divided forelock curved under the pricked ears, the tail docked and the saddle covered with a long, draped saddle cloth, with traces of brown, red and black pigment.

Auction result comparison: For a closely related prancing horse, sharing the near identical facial features see, Christie’s New York, March 2006, lot 382. Please see picture #38.

- A Certificate of Authenticity from Becker Antiques (specialist in Chinese pottery since 1969, Amsterdam) will accompany the item.

- All items legal to buy/sell under The Netherlands covering cultural patrimony, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

- The result of the thermoluminescence test, is consistent with the dating of the item, Tang dynasty. Sampling in 3 different points

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

About us

Becker Antiques is one of the most leading reputable antique dealers in the Netherlands. Becker Antiques is a name and place that speaks of excellent antiques and art, incompatible service and worldwide expertise. Founded in 1969 by Jan Simon Becker, Becker Antiques is based in Museum quarter, Amsterdam Oud-Zoud, in a magnificent five-floor townhouse build 1891, at a few minutes from “Rijksmuseum” (National Museum of Art), the Van Gogh Museum and the famous “Royal Concertgebouw”.
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.
For the last 50 years we have been selling antiques to museums, private collectors and dealers all over the world.

The seller of this lot hereby guarantees that this object was obtained legally. The seller guarantees that he is entitled to ship this object(s). The seller will take care that any necessary permits will be arranged. The seller will inform the buyer about this if this takes more than a few days.

Catawiki disclaimer: This piece has been dated based on a TL test. No further tests, such as, an analysis of pigments or radiography scans have been conducted to check the integrity of the piece.

Lot details
Tang Dynasty (618-907)
Region/ Country of origin
Title of artwork
A Large and Important Painted Pottery Figure of a Prancing Horse, TL test, H-41 cm.
Very good condition, see description
41×41×0 cm
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