Chinese Ming Dynasty Pottery Lion Dog Tile with Oxford TL Test
This fine pottery tile was made during the Ming Dynasty (AD 1368 - 1644). It is made from a dense grey pottery and has been "cold painted" in black pigment. The tile features, in high relief and in great detail, a lion dog, or Dog of Fo. The lion dog stands alert with mouth open and tail raised with a front leg raised over a ball from which ribbons emanate that surround the dog. The size of the tile is approximately 24 cm (9.5 inches) square. Mounted and lit well, this tile makes a superb decorative item.
Condition is very good. As with almost all ancient pottery tiles, there are minor losses, especially to the more fragile protruding parts (note the ears). In places are the remains of ancient root/plant growths.
As with many of our finer items, we have this tile 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 below; this confirms the antiquity of this tile.
Please also see our other tile, stock number MA028, the matching pair to this tile.
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