The horse is a masterpiece and very rare regarding its style, details, pigment and period (Eastern Wei 534-550 A.D.). Christie's New York had only auctioned a similar Wei horse in 1990’s. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to buy such exceptional work of art.
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China, perfect condition.
Outstanding pottery "mingqi" representing a painted pottery model of a caparisoned horse with bridle and blanketed saddle.
Grey earthenware coated with white slip and remains of yellow, orange, white, black and red pigment.
Eastern Wei dynasty (534-550 A.D.) extremely rare!!!
High 43 cm, Wide 35 cm. Original pigments!
- The results of thermoluminescence tests are consistent with the dating of this object. Eastern Wei (534-550 A.D.) Sampling of 3 different parts - back of the horse, belly of the horse, chin of the horse.
Provenance: very important and old private Dutch collection, Mrs. H. von der G. till 2004
Then Mr. J. S. B. Amsterdam form 2004 till 2018
Well-modelled standing foursquare on a rectangular base, the slender curved head with crisply flared nostrils and picked ears. The arched neck painted in yellow with a scalloped black border to indicate the mane, the trappings including crisply detailed bridle, chest collar applied with florette - molded tufts, and crouper that continues under the tail, the saddle draped with a long-flared cloth carved with fringe, with traces of white, black, red, brown, green and orange pigment.
- A certificate of authenticity by Becker Antiques (specialist in Chinese pottery since 1969, Amsterdam) will accompany the item.
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Becker Antiques is one of the most leading reputable antique dealers in the Netherlands. Becker Antiques is a name and place that speaks of excellent antiques and art, incompatible service and worldwide expertise. Founded in 1969 by Jan Simon Becker, Becker Antiques is based in Museum quarter, Amsterdam Oud-Zoud, in a magnificent five-floor townhouse build 1891, at a few minutes from “Rijksmuseum” (National Museum of Art), the Van Gogh Museum and the famous “Royal Concertgebouw”.
Becker Antiques main field covers ceramics – pottery funerary figures (dated from the Han through the Ming dynasties), Buddhist sculptures and other Chinese works of art. Our other sections are Asian works of art – concerns objects from Japan and South East Asian countries including bronze, stone and wooden sculptures, Chinese furniture from the Qing Dynasty and of course occasional other items.
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Catawiki disclaimer: This piece has been dated based on a TL test. No further tests, such as, an analysis of pigments or radiography scans have been conducted to check the integrity of the piece.
- Pintado a mano
- Dinastía Wei Oriental (534-550 A.D.)
- Región / País de origen
- Título de la obra de arte
- A Superb Standing Caparisoned Horse with Bridle and Blanketed Saddle, TL test, H 43 cm.
- Estado muy bueno, ver descripción
- 43×35×20 cm