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A Chinese Sancai-Glazed Clay Guardian Figure, Tang Dynasty,   618-907 AD
Reference No: AT205
A Chinese Sancai-Glazed Clay Guardian Figure, Tang Dynasty, 618-907 AD
Price : $ 5,800
EUR 5,419.52 GBP 4,689.30 AUD 8,941.28

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His unglazed head sporting a tall chignon and a mustache, his body clothed in elaborately layered armor with animal head mounts at the shoulder as he stands upon an ox seated on a reticulated rocky plinth, the surfaces colored with splashes of green, amber and colorless enamels.

Condition:  The surface with glaze flaking, small nicks and wear as expected; professionally rejoined at waist, arm and neck with minor cosmetic overpainting.  Presents beautifully, a very good example.

Dimensions: height:  17 inches (43.2 cm)

Provenance: Ezekiel Schloss private collection, New York, acquired in the late 1960's.

 

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