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Large Chinese Tang Dynasty Painted Pottery Horse with Oxford TL Test


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Large Chinese Tang Dynasty Painted Pottery Saddled Horse with Oxford TL Test

This fine and large model of a horse was made during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 906). The horse stands alert and open-mouthed with its head raised and turned to its left. It is quite "heavily-potted" and made from a relatively low-fired orange-brown pottery that has been "cold painted" with a creamy-white pigment on top of which have been applied black and orange pigments.

It is an impressive size with a height of 45.5 cm (18 inches).

As with many of our finer items, we have had this model tested by Oxford Authentications, the only testers of ancient pottery accepted by all major dealers, auction houses and museums worldwide, and the Thermoluminescence Analysis Report that will accompany this item is shown with our pictures, confirming the date of manufacture as "Between 900 and 1500 years ago", although one of the samples was apparently taken from an area of repair to the underside of the head.

For information: we bought this fine model back in 1999 and have not previously offered it for sale. It is available to view, here at our gallery.

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