Pair Chinese Ming Dynasty Painted Pottery Tile - Ox / Moon
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 good detail, a recumbent long-horned ox, or cow, looking up at the moon. Mounted and lit well, these tiles make superb decorative items.
The total length when both tiles are placed together is 52.5 cm (20.5 inches), height 25.5 cm 10 inches). These tiles are in exceptional condition and 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. Please note that neither of these particular tiles 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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