Sancai-glased pottery figure of horses Tang Dynasty. Chinese ceramics.
This pair of magnificent old Chinese Sancai Tang style horse sculptures is very interesting object of ancient Chinese art - their accurate proportions, distinct musculature and lifelike postures are renowned throughout the history of east Asian sculpture.
The horses are deeply associated to the history of Chinese art and they were first discovered only at the end of the 19th century, when Tang dynasty tombs were accidentally unearthed in Mangshan near Luoyang by surveyors building the Longhai railway. Although initially ignored, some pieces eventually made their way to the antique market of Liulichang in Beijing where their importance was realized by the renowned philologists Wang Guowei and Luo Zhenyu.
The body of sancai ceramics was made of white clay, coated with a layer of glaze, and fired at a temperature of 800 degrees Celsius. Sancai is a type of lead-glazed pottery: lead oxide was the principal flux in the glaze, often mixed with quartz in the proportion of 3:1. The polychrome effect was obtained by using as coloring agents copper (which turns green), iron (which turns brownish yellow), and less often manganese and cobalt (which turns blue). Sancai follows the development of green-glazed pottery dating back to the Han period (25-220 AD).
Those wonderfully decorative pieces will be an ideal luxurious gift for an Asian art collector, a horse lover, or for someone looking for exquisite, timeless quality items to bring a charming and sophisticated touch of history to their home decor. They will become great conversation pieces in any room of your home. A stylish and sophisticated addition to any living space.
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