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    Description

    A Pair of Chinese Painted and Gilded Pottery Lokapala, Tang Dynasty
    28-3/8 inches (72 cm) (each)
    Together with Oxford Authentication Ltd. Certificates

    PROVENANCE:
    Private Collection, California.

    The result of Oxford thermoluminescence tests no. C177f74 and C177f75 is consistent with the dating of this lot.

    Each powerfully modeled, standing straight on a shaped base, each with fierce face expression and bent arms; each wearing elaborately decorated armors with dragon motifs under long robes, the armors and robes picked out in orange and green pigment, and the armors richly gilded.



    Condition Report*: Professional repairs to torsos and arms of each figure.
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2020
    11th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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