Hand Carved Asian Horse with Gold Gilt, China
Detail: Nicely carved horse with Tang Dynasty- styled saddle and trimmings. Circa early- to mid- 1900’s. The gold paint forms a rough surface . . almost like small grains. This technique is unknown to me. One front leg has been either carved in sections or has had a repair. See image. This is a very unusual piece and quite stunning.
This item was purchased. Many thanks Patricia P. !!