Asian Art Auction

December 01, 2014

LOT 272
Parcel Gilt Bronze Figure of a Bixia Yuanjun, 16th/17th Century
  • Parcel Gilt Bronze Figure of a Bixia Yuanjun, 16th/17th Century
  • Parcel Gilt Bronze Figure of a Bixia Yuanjun, 16th/17th Century

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Parcel Gilt Bronze Figure of a Bixia Yuanjun, 16th/17th Century

Heavily cast, the standing figure adorned with a simple crown and jewelry and dressed in long robes while holding a parcel in hand, the whole raised on a tall rectangular plinth
height 14.8" — 37.5 cm.

Estimate $2,000-$3,000

Realised: $2,880
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Bixia Yuanjun is the Daoist goddess for dawn, childbirth and destiny

Provenance:

The Estate of Harry Handel (1916-1972), owner of Everyman’s Bookshop in Montreal. Purchased during the 1950’s at the Gurie Gallery, thence by descent within the family.