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Ming Dynasty Green Glazed Horse and Rider with Attendant, 16th Century, China

$4,950

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A charming Chinese Ming Dynasty figural group of a horse and rider with an associated attendant, green glazed pottery, Ming Dynasty (1368 to 1644), circa 16th century, China. The group comprised of a horse with a mounted rider, and a separate attendant. Crafted in pottery, with areas of green glaze and cold painted pigments. The horse typical of Ming Dynasty pottery horses, with a more pony like stature and appearance, and almost cartoonish countenance. The horse is outfitted with a saddle and blanket, with a bridle and other tack. A figure sits in the saddle upon the horse's back, his arms held in front of him as if holding reigns. He is dressed in dark glazed robes with a tall red painted cap. The separate attendant figure stands upright, similarly dressed in a green glazed robe and a red painted tall cap. He holds one arm out, as if holding a lead. Measurements: Horse and rider: 11.5" H x 12.25" W x 4" D Attendant: 10.25" H x 5" W x 3" D Figures such as these were made in large groups, often depicting processional retinues, with attendants, musicians, horses, and sedans. They were made for tombs of wealthy and high ranking individual, representing their station in life, and hopes for the afterlife.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 11.5 in. (29.21 cm)Width: 12.25 in. (31.12 cm)Depth: 4 in. (10.16 cm)
  • Style
    Ming (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    GlazedPottery,Cold-Painted
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    16th Century
  • Condition
    Repaired: Repairs and restorations as expected. Most notably to the horse. The head reattached, with some visible losses at the neck. The legs most likely repaired as well. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages. Minor fading. The figures in overall good condition with repairs and restorations as expected. The attendant with a large glaze pop to the back. The cold painted pigments somewhat faded.
  • Seller Location
    Austin, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU894723137432

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    $110 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 3-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Austin, TX
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in Austin, TX

Founded in 2001, Lotus Gallery offers a carefully curated selection of furniture, jewelry, sculpture and works of art spanning millennia, continents and cultures. Although it seeks out beauty in all its forms, they specialize in Asian antiquities, especially Chinese pieces from the Han and Tang dynasties and chinoiserie. Based in Austi...

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