Revere Auctions
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Movement: Fine Chinese & Southeast Asian Art

Tue, Sep 12, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 55

Chinese Han Horse Rider Ceramic ex. Malcolm Lein

Estimate: $300 - $600

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Chinese Han or Tang dynasty ceramic pottery statue depicting a horse with rider. With sancai green and ochre glazes. This lot can be seen in the background of an image of Malcolm Lein in an article written about him on November 23, 1983.

Provenance: From the collection of Malcolm E. Lein, former director of the Minnesota Museum of American Art.

Malcolm Emil Lein (1913-2003) was the director of the Minnesota Museum of American Art during its early and formative years. During his 30-year tenure, he fought to procure the museum funding, grow its permanent collection, and establish it as St. Paul's premiere gallery. Along with his wife Miriam, who worked at the Walker Art Center, he was a fixture in the Twin Cities artistic community throughout his life.

Height: 13 1/2 in x width: 4 in x depth: 10 1/2 in.


Heavy wear and restorations throughout. Large repaired cracks along the neck of the horse, the torso of the figure, and the neck of the figure. Signs of repair to all four legs of the horse. One of the ears of the horse is missing. There are chips throughout. Crazing to the glaze throughout and losses to the glaze throughout. Mineral deposits throughout.

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