A horse ride into the past.

It’s not every day you come face to face with a two thousand year old Chinese horse in a Bath shop window but – stroll to the Lansdown Hill end of George Street – and that’s exactly what you’ll see standing proud behind the glass in the Ma San Auction House.

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How much if that ‘horsey’ in the window?

It’s a business dealing in Far Eastern antiquities founded by a man who came to Britain as a student from Hong Kong in the 1970s.

Danny Ma (Ma Po Tak) started trading in the Chinese market in Plymouth but moved his business to Bath in the 1990s.

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Danny Ma (Ma Po Tak)

At the beginning of this year he decided to go for a prominent ‘shop window’ approach in George Street and it’s there l met his son Leon who is now Director of the firm.

We started our chat by hearing a bit more about that earthenware pottery horse on display – a valuable relic from China’s imperial past.

The horse will be included in a sale taking place at Ma San Auction at 10.30 am on the morning of Thursday, November 28th. www.masanauction.com