Chinese collection

Item LL 6806

Accession no: LL 6806
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Equestrian figure
Materials: Earthenware with splashes of green, brown and yellow lead glazes
Place made: China
Date made: Tang Dynasty (618-906 AD)
Measurements: H. 41 cm, DB. 32 cm

Description: Equestrian figure, in glazed earthenware, from a tomb of the Tang Dynasty (618-906 AD); a horseman seated erect in the saddle, wearing a flat-topped helmet and robe; the whole figure except the head of the rider is covered with a pale yellow glaze with streaks of yellow and green.

Provenance
R. H. Benson collection; his sale, Christie's, 1 July 1924, lot 43. Purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £44.2s; by whom gifted to the Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1922.

Literature
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 25.