CHINESE PAINTED EARTHENWARE FIGURE OF A PAWING HORSE, PROBABLY TANG (NOT TESTED).Est. $5,000-$8,000
Sold: $11,400 ($9,500)
The horse with left foreleg raised, head turned to the right and mouth open, the mane swept to the side and the tail dressed, the saddle covered with a cloth gathered on the sides atop the mud guard, and the chest strap and crouper hung with tassels, retaining traces of black and shades of red pigment, housed in a Chinese style carved wood and glass display case, the horse mounted on a carved hardwood stand. Height of figure 13 ¼ inches, length 13 inches. The lower sections of the saddle and the tail need to be professionally re-attached.
Provenance: A prominent Philadelphia family purchased at Gump’s in San Francisco around 1926.