Fine Chinese Tang Dynasty Painted Pottery Figure with 1986 Oxford TL Test
This rare and interesting pottery figure was made during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 906). It is solid and fairly highly-fired, having a distinct ring to it when tapped. It has been "cold painted" in various coloured pigments, very good amounts of which still remain. Note the details to the facial features, clothing and head gear; this is a figure of a foreign servant or groom.
Height 21.5 cm (8.5 inches). There is a surface chip to the lower leg but no sign or restoration or repair; a very nice figure in good condition.
This figure was TL tested by Oxford University in 1986 on the instructions of New York dealers, E & J Frankel who, no doubt, sold this figure at the time for a sum vastly in excess of our asking price. This figure has recently come from a private American collection, presumably from an executor's sale. A scan of the TL report that will accompany this figure is shown with our images.
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