Pair Chinese Ming Dynasty Painted Pottery Tiles - Horses
This fine pair of pottery tiles was made during the Ming Dynasty (AD 1368 - 1644). They are made of a dense grey pottery and have been painted in black pigment. Each tile features, in high relief and in great detail, a flying horse surrounded by clouds. Mounted and lit well, these tiles make superb decorative items.
The total length when both tiles are placed together is 51.5 cm (20.25 inches), height 25.5 cm 10 inches). Condition is very good. As with almost all ancient pottery tiles, there are minor losses/surface chips, especially to the more fragile protruding parts. In places are the remains of ancient root/plant growths that we always like to see.
For information: these tiles came from a group of tiles, one of which we had TL tested and that TL test certificate is shown here for reference. However, please note that neither of these particular examples has been TL tested, although this can be arranged for an additional fee. Regardless of whether or not any item is TL tested, our guarantee of authenticity without time limit will of course apply.
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