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Chinese mounted deitites

Chinese mounted deitites

A pair of fanciful celestial riders in polychrome and gilt. Qing Dynasty, mounted on small wooden stands, whose charging steeds are portrayed with deeply foreshortened legs to emphasize their supernatural speed. Accented with scroll work, unfinished on the reverse, and attached to their stands with wooden pegs, they were originally architectural elements. Heights from 5″. Because of the age of these pieces, there is considerable wear to the pigments and scattered chips. One of the pieces displays a loss of one foreleg on the horse, as well as an attribute once carried by the rider.

 

ValueUS $750
Item #:2DECR28A
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