Large Sancai glazed Tang Groom

I bought this massive 42 cm large figure on eBay. It was quite cheap, and had some small problems here and there. The head was poorly re-attached, and the feet had a bad repair.

2015-01-01 14.47.27I touched-up the repairs and started my research. I had never seen paint partially painted over the glaze.  The glaze is i.m.o. a true Tang glaze, and all parts turned out to be original. The broken feet matched the body, and the head is original. Some glaze overran the break, to prove that.

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Than I stumbled on a figure from the same mould in the book Cina a Venezia, from the Beijing National Museum. 2015-01-01 14.48.28

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The example from the book. There is the same overpainting of the glaze on the legs and neck.

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Lovely Mongolian type face, with original painted decoration.
2015-01-01 14.50.16 2015-01-01 14.51.57 2015-01-01 14.52.57Some close-ups of the glaze and overpainted area. An impressive figure in an unusual large size.

collection nr. 27-2014

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