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.

  • The above dating is consistent with Oxford Thermoluminescence Test Certificate No. C115d95
  • From an English private collection.
  • The roof tiles can be made into impressive lamps.

Price: GBP £8,500

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