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Porcelain Tang Dynasty – Styled Sancai Horse Sculpture. Ceramic Statue. China

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    I was thrilled to acquire this mid-sized horse from a Tongchuan kiln (central Shaanxi province) known for quality sancai ceramics. Made from white clay, coated with a colored glaze and fired at 800 degrees Celsius. The polychrome effect was obtained by using a manganese and… Continue reading

Bronze Sculpture – Horse & Swallow – Ma ta fei yan Statue, China

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Detail: The running horse with its right hind hoof on a swallow is a familiar cultural relic from the Eastern Han Dynasty (25 to 220 AD). I have seen many of these over the last 20 years but I especially like this one with its elegant and delicate… Continue reading

Brass Chinese Horoscope / Astrology / Calendar Cobra Statue with Chinese Signs, China

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Detail: This is a great piece, obviously made for the Year of the Snake (or Sign of the Snake). That could have been for 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, etc. With a origination date near mid-1900’s, it might have been for 1953’s celebration of the Year of… Continue reading

19th Century Wooden Painted and Gold-Gilt Horse Statue, China

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Detail: This horse was carved in ZheJiang province, southeast China back in the 19th Century. Excellent workmanship. Some of the applied paint and gold has started to crack and expand around the neck (see images). However, it is very stable. Acquired from an Asian… Continue reading

Bronze Stylized Horse or Dog Incense Burner / Censer with Champlevé Enamel, China

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Champlevé is a technique where enamel paint is applied to a concave (lower) or convex (higher) area of the item. I have seen a few of these in Christie’s auctions and also in Orientations Magazine. Most are incense burners or censers and in the form of an animal… Continue reading

Small Antique Bronze Horse or Mythological Creature Statue, China

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Detail: This small statue has the body of a horse but the head, I’m not sure of. It was acquired from an antique shop outside Chengdu. I believe it is from the late-1800’s. In good condition.

Hand Carved Asian Horse with Gold Gilt, China

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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… Continue reading

Large Horse Ink Drawing Hanging Scroll, China

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Detail: This calligraphy and ink drawing comes from a private family collection through one of our Beijing agents. Age unknown. This is a powerful piece of art and in good condition. The framing all around the art is in cloth with a unique texture and design (see photo). On the… Continue reading

Stylized / Stately Tang Dynasty Style Horse, China

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Detail: Bronze statue of the Tang Dynasty style horse. Bronze with a smooth patina and dark in color. Circa early 20th Century. A proud horse for sure.

Bronze Tang-style Horse Statue, China

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Detail: Bronze composition with gold gilt. Gorgeous engravings on its neck, front shoulder and hind quarters (dragon and phoenix). There is another horse statue that is quite similar (see Item S-2380). There is a slight variation in stance and head tilt.
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