Chinese Song Tile with Hand Print Signature

GBP 750.00

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Object Description

A finely moulded Chinese terracotta grey pottery tile with a long robed female figure modelled in high relief, dating from the Song Dynasty period. The figure, which is depicted at the centre of the tile and enclosed within a florid border to the sides and top, is wearing a floor-length robe with a sash over her shoulders and holding a fan in both hands. Her hair is styled in a tall coiffure and she seems to be wearing a diadem or headpiece in front of her tall hairstyle. Facial features have worn with ageing. Traces of the original pigmentation is visible on the surface. The reverse of the tile features the potter’s full hand imprints side by side, acting as a maker’s mark.

Date: 960-1279 AD

Object History

From a West Country, UK, collection; formerly in a Hong Kong collection formed 1970-1990s.

Object Condition

Fine condition, some chips to the bottom side and signs of wearing due to ageing. Traces of the original pigmentation visible on the item.

Object Details

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By appointment only.

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+44 (0)208 364 4565
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Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
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