Large Chinese Ming Dynasty Glazed & Painted Pottery Horse
This large and impressive pottery model of a horse was made during the Ming Dynasty (AD 1368 - 1644). It is "heavily-potted" and made from a pinkish-pale brown pottery that has had the details of the horse's fittings picked out in yellow and green glazes. Most of the surface remains unglazed and has been "cold painted" in a base coat of white pigment on top of which further details have been picked out in black pigment. Note the detail of the horse's fittings and tail. As with many known larger Ming pottery horses, the horse stands on top of an integral plinth.
Height 36 cm (14 inches). Some degree of restoration or repair should, of course, reasonably be expected for such an item. There is some loss of pigment and looking inside the hollow body shows a repair to the front part of the body. Overall a nice example in good presentable condition.
For information: this is one of three Ming Dynasty pottery horses we recently acquired following the dispersal of a private collection. The others are being sold separately, one of which we have had TL tested by Oxford Authentications (see items stock numbers MA222 & MA281).
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