Asian Art Auction

December 02, 2013

LOT 293
Silver Repoussé  Figure of the White Snake Bainiangzi, Late 19th Century
  • Silver Repoussé  Figure of the White Snake Bainiangzi, Late 19th Century

293

Silver Repoussé Figure of the White Snake Bainiangzi, Late 19th Century

Depicting the heroine from ‘Legend of the White Snake’ holding onto a lingzhi fungus
Bainiangzi height 14" — 35.5 cm.

Estimate $400-$600

Realised: $480
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

The scene depicts the moment when Bainiangzi steals a magical fungus that can save her husband Xu Xian.

Provenance:

The collection of a notable Toronto family, acquired prior to 1920.

Additional Info:

Department: Asian Art