Tang Dynasty Court Lady Figurine Holding Fan

GBP 3,750.00

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Object Description

An exquisitely decorated Chinese, Tang Dynasty terracotta fat lady figurine. She is shown wearing a long court robe which falls to her feet in heavy pleats. The dress has a flared fabric, which emphasises her plump figure. The top half of the robe has been painted a delicate pale pink and embelished with a delicate fan pattern. A thin red sash then separates and leads to long white skirts which seem to curl around her feet. The court lady holds a small fan within her clasped hands, which are covered by draping sleeves. She is standing in a relaxed manner. Her face depicts a pleasing expression, with bright red painted cheeks, a tiny carved smile, and a red spot painted onto her forehead. Her hair is characterised in a popular Tang hairstyle, featuring a high-top knot which is tied to fall to the side. The figure stands on top of an orange base.

Date: AD 618 – 907
Period: Tang Dynasty

Object History

From a West Country, UK, collection; formerly in a Hong Kong gallery, 1990s.

Object Condition

Good Condition. Paint faded from age, some signs of wear. This piece is supplied with a positive TL test from Oxford Authentication, sample C122g72.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    H:42 centimeters

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By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

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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