Pair of Lacquer Horses

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This handsome pair of lacquerware horses was made over a century ago in China’s Fujian province. For thousands of years, horses have been one of the most popular animals in Chinese art and were equated with virtue and talent. In ancient times the horse was considered related to dragons, they supposedly were equipped with imaginary powers, and would carry a person’s soul after death.
Details
Place of Origin
China
Date of Manufacture
1900
Period
20th Century
Materials and Techniques
Lacquered   Wood
Condition
Excellent
Dimensions
38.25 in. H x 13.75 in. W x 44 in. D
97 cm H x 35 cm W x 112 cm D
Dealer Location
Chicago, IL
Number of Items
2
Reference Number
LU82005594993
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