This sancai glazed pottery figure of a war horse is quite lovely, and although it was made in the 20th century, it has a much older look and patina. Sancai was a three-colored glaze that was common during the late 7th Century to early 8th Century. Sancaiware has been called "egg and spinach" by Western collectors, due to that unique color combination of a yellow and green, which is the palette we see on the saddle, against a black horse that has just a hint of blue to the tint. This piece is distressed to look older, even with dirt in crevices and drips of glaze on the base, and it does look very old. Sancai continued to be produced and could be found in Japanese ceramics as well as other East Asian countries. Black horses are hard to find.
Measures about 8-1/4" tall by 8-3/8" across and the base is 1-1/2" deep by a little over 4" long. Weighs 1.3 pounds unpacked. While there are no cracks or chips, we can see where the clay dried, and natural fissures formed.
Nicely done reproduction, would add a lovely look to a Chinoiserie interior.
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