A PAIR OF GREEN VINTAGE FOO DOGS

$248.00Price
  • Chinese circa 1900 - 1930

     

    A charming pair of Chinese export porcelain sancai (three colored) foo dogs.

     

    Foo dogs are not actually dogs at all but very stylized lions. Imperial Guardian Lions are a traditional Chinese architectural ornament. The male lion stands over a ball which represents the world or the home. The female has a playful cub underfoot, representing the cycle of life or the home's inhabitants.

     

    The male guards the structure and the female protects those dwelling inside, a must have for every well- appointed home :)

     

    Foo dogs look especially great in groups, start your collection today!

     

    This pair is in excellent antique condition, hand-picked by me to a standard I would gladly display in my own home. Given their age, any small nicks, crazing or minor glazing wear are not considered defects, just evidence of a life well lived.

     

    Any patina or signs of age are documented in the photos for your reference. If you have any specific questions before purchasing please contact shop@jamescoviello.com.

     

    Total Height:  5  3/4"

    Base Width:  2 X  1  1/2""

     

    Thank you!