Featured Little metal horse, Signed chop marks? ID Translate help

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  1. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    This little guy Stands about 6 3/4" tall and is 7 1/4" long.
    Appears to be hollow metal, Maybe brass Magnet does not stick.
    There is the chop marks on the bottom, Don't have a clue, maybe Japanese. I was hoping someone could translate
    Thank you as always for your help.
    Mikey

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  2. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Appears to be a Tang-style horse. Not terribly old.

    Debora
     
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  3. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Debora. I've never seen one marked before.
     
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  4. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

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  5. Siblye

    Siblye Active Member

    First 2 characters are Zhong Guo 中国 which means China and the last one is ma 马 which means horse. Sorry I can’t read the third one
     
  6. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    Thank you very much @Siblye . Is is because it's too dark?
     
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  7. Couch Potato Wannabe

    Couch Potato Wannabe Well-Known Member

    It could read 中国泰玛

    Chinese Thai Horse
     
  8. Siblye

    Siblye Active Member

    Hi, it’s because my Chinese isn’t that good sorry.
     
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  9. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    Understood Siblye. No problem. So I am wondering what this is. When tapped it sounds like hollow metal. But there are chips that show a beige clay. Was this cast and then sculpted in clay over the top?
    Mikey
     
  10. Couch Potato Wannabe

    Couch Potato Wannabe Well-Known Member

    Some stoneware can have a metallic sound once fired. Have you tried putting a magnet on it anywhere? Would help rule out ferrous metal at least...
     
  11. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    yes magnet does not stick.
     
  12. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    So he is not made of metal. When I search Terra cotta I am finding similar.
    Mikey.
     
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