A pair of Chinese sancai large stoneware equestrian roof tiles each modelled with a warrior wearing a helmet and armour, seated atop a standing horse, supported by a saddle cloth above clouds, the manes heightened in black, the glaze with traces of iridescence due to weathering.

57cm high, 41cm long, 19cm wide.

Late Ming, 16/17th century.

Additional Information

  • Formerly in an English private collection.
  • The above dating is consistent with Oxford Thermoluminescence Test Certificate No. C115d95.
  • A related ridge tile from the George Eumorfopoulos collection, is illustrated by Jessica Harrison-Hall in Ming Ceramics in the British Museum, no. 18:31, p. 535.


Condition: good.