AGE: – TL Tested with certificate (Qing Dynasty Approx. 1840 AD)
CONSTRUCTION: – Terracotta
DESCRIPTION: – Chinese Tang Style Sancai Terracotta Horse
HEIGHT: – 43.5cm
LENGTH: – 50cm
WEIGHT: – 5.25 Kg.
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Chinese Tang Style Sancai Terracotta Horse – Thermoluminescence tested at the Woolongong University, NSW, certificate states approximately 180 years old.
Sculptors and artists during the Qing dynasty frequently copied art works, ceramics/porcelain and earthenware objects from past dynasties. This particular horse is a stunning example, beautifully executed with traditional colours seen in many Sancai pieces of the Tang dynasty, nicely detailed saddle and bridle with a long mane falling to one side.
The Tang style horse is a source of fascination to the Chinese and Western collectors alike, and have been replicated and copied many times over throughout the Chinese dynasties and into modern times.
We had this piece TL tested because it is an impressive and beautiful work of art and couldn’t find anything that had this type of fine detail on the saddle, and also shows some of the more typical signs of genuine age related wear found in old Tang Dynasty Pottery.