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The guard furnisher
Mathieu Criaerd
Jean-Henri Riesener
David Roentgen
Jean-Baptiste Boulard
François II Potain
Claude de la Roüe

Jean-Jacques Caffieri
Martin-Claude Monnot
Félix Lecomte
Jean-Antoine Houdon

Asian Art
Flying Horse
Bronze Dragon

Cheval volant en bronze

Epoque des Han Posterieurs  I - II siècle après J-C

Size : Height: 18,5cm X Length: 24cm

Other view :

This bronze as known as the flying horse, in a light gallop symbolized by a rapid bird skimmed when passing, is a Tianma. So were called the celestial strong horses, imported from Central Asia, presently Uzbekistan, in early 2nd century BC, on the orders of Wu, Emperor of the Han’s Dynasty.

These horses can be executed in bronze, this is the case of the one exhibited in the “Petit-Palais” in Paris in 1973 ( The treasures of Chinese art). This famous piece has been found in a grave in 1969, at Lei t’ai, district of Wou-Wei in the province of Kansou.

Our piece shows some close similarity with the one exhibited in Paris, this galloping horse whose right hind leg solely lies on balance on a flying sparrow. Compared to the previous bronze, our model differs by its smaller size, the expression of the upper part, and its more reared up position makes it slightly different from the Chinese collections.

Henri Lehmann
Puvis de Chavannes
Camille Corot

Anders Zorn
David Hockney
Henri Lebasque
George Grosz
Diego Rivera

Félix Nadar
Etienne Carjat
Paul Berthier

Art decoratifs 20 th
Gilbert Poillerat
Jean Pascaud