You haven't verified your email address yet

Ancient Chinese Pottery male polo rider - 47 X 43,5CM

Lot reference 19091781
Ancient Chinese Pottery male polo rider - 47 X 43,5CM

The auction you are viewing has now ended

Show current auctions

Valid bid!

In order to place your bid, you'll only need to sign in or create a free account.

Already registered?

Waiting for extension Lot closed Open for bids in Lot closes in:

Tang dynasty (618-907) - China

Culture: Ancient Chinese
Material: Pottery
Object: male polo rider
Dimensions (in cm): 47 X 43,5CM
Century/ Timeframe: Tang dynasty (618-907)
Origin: China
Condition: Good Condition, See Photo

Pottery "mingqi" featuring an equestrian model of a male polo player.
Tang dynasty (618-907).
Grey pottery coated with white slip and well preserved red, blue and black pigments.

The horse is modeled in motion at full gallop with four legs raised, the male rider mounted astride, his body twisted to the left, wearing a long sleeved blue robe, a hooded hat and boots. The hands are arranged as if to hold a polo stick.

Leisure-rich aristocrats of the Tang dynasty amused themselves playing sports (in this case polo) and hunting. And such activities were not limited to men but more than often involved the participation of women. This sport originated from Iran with whom China had developed contacts in the 8th century, and came to China through Tibet.

The male polo rider is 47cm high and 43,5cm long. It comes with a custom-made plexiglas stand. Wonderful condition, no damage.

Important note : this male polo rider is one of a PAIR. The second one is a woman polo rider (see picture) and will be proposed to the winning bidder if he wishes so.

This horse comes with a TL certificate from Ralf Kotalla, consistent with the Tang period, in 3 different points. The TL will be transferred to the new owner.
Belgian private collection.
The seller guarantees that he is entitled to ship this lot.
It will be safely sent in a wooden crate by FedEx or DHL.


Be CALIMERO  

Feedback score: 97.2%
Reviews given: 71
Member since: December 8, 2015
  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    SUPERBE ET TRES BEL OBJET MERCI
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    stepasuri July 23, 2018

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    La statuette avait remis en mains propre par le propriétaire lui- même (Xavier). Xavier est une personne de connaissances extraordinaires dans l'art chinois. Ce fut un vrai plaisir de lui parler.
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    171717-fr June 12, 2018

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    Sehr guter Verkäufer. Immer erreichbar. Bei transportprobleme sofort eine Lösung.
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    koehler April 23, 2018

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    très beaux objets fidèles a la description. arrivés a bon port . très bon échange avec les vendeurs.
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    user-36001ad April 20, 2018

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    Very quick delivery, good packing, thanks!
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    sabine12 April 17, 2018

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    Very nice seller, beautiful item as described, fast shipment! Recommended!
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    HPieroni April 13, 2018

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    Fraai decoratief!
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    APMBOL April 9, 2018

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    Fraaie maskers van Calimero!
    Beide nooit bedoeld om te worden gedragen maar zeer decoratief!
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    APMBOL April 9, 2018

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    Nice scroll - Thanks
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    user-6340d05 March 31, 2018

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    Bel objet, envoi très soigné.
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    santantimo March 21, 2018

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    gens charmants d'une honnêteté à toute épreuve - à recommander
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    tintin01 March 12, 2018

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    Uitstekende verkoper, met grote kennis van zaken en bijzonder sympathiek. Sterk aanbevolen!!
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    tinneman March 11, 2018

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    objet magnifique , vendeurs particulièrement fiables et sympathiques ; à recommander
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    tintin01 February 26, 2018

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    Top people and quality objects
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    jluske December 20, 2017

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    Beautifull item, well conserved. The seller was most helpfull in carefully packaging the camel for transportation. We can recommend him without hesitation.
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    fbmsanders December 9, 2017

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    Très bien emballé, pas de dommages. Merci
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    fifi3602 July 5, 2017

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    sehr schnelle Lieferung, sehr gute Kommunikation, sehr gut verpackt
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    koehler June 30, 2017

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    Excellent
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    Bertranantiques June 16, 2017

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    very nice thank you
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    shambadal2110083 June 15, 2017

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    Goed verpakt snelle levering.
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    Rienreek June 10, 2017

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    已收到,感謝!
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    a122854jack June 10, 2017

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    Top Seller! Very fast shipping. Beautiful monkey.
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    Cumpatescu May 29, 2017

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    PARFAITE TRANSACTION totale satisfaction acheteur sérieux AAA
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    cadrissimo May 14, 2017

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    All in order and perfect, thank you
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    AlessandroLupo April 29, 2017

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    Transaction parfaite. Très sérieux. Transport de haute qualité. Très pro et sympathique.
    A recommander ++
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    ataroff April 20, 2017

View all 71 reviews

Delivery

The seller will ship the item(s) within 3 working days after receiving confirmation of payment.

Shipping costs are for mainland destinations only.
More information

Shipping costs

United States $473.44
Austria $295.90
Belgium $35.51
Canada $473.44
Denmark $295.90
France $236.72
Germany $236.72
Ireland $295.90
Italy $295.90
Luxembourg $177.54
Netherlands $236.72
Norway $295.90
Poland $295.90
Portugal $295.90
Spain $295.90
Sweden $295.90
Switzerland $295.90
United Kingdom $295.90
Rest of Europe $295.90
Anywhere else $473.44

If you win more than one lot sold by the same seller in the same auction, your shipment will be combined. In this case, only the shipping costs of whichever lot has the highest shipping costs will be applied.

Question about this lot?

Contact our Customer Support

All of our auctions are subject to notarial supervision 

Payment options

  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • Bank transfer

Share this lot with your friends

We’re sorry, we're unable to accept your bid

Due to an outstanding payment, you currently cannot place any bids on Catawiki.

Once your payment has been processed, you will immediately be able to place your bids again as normal. Please note: If you decide to pay via bank transfer, your payment may take up to 2 working days to be processed. We therefore recommend using one of the direct payment methods available on our payment page.

Pay now

X
Not registered yet?
By creating your free Catawiki account, you’ll be able to bid on any of our 35,000 special objects up for auction every week.
or Sign in

Never miss another special object!

Catawiki auctions off 30,000 special objects every week. Leave your email address, and we will send you free updates on our special objects and great discounts.

No, I'm not interested in special objects or discounts