A PAIR OF OCHRE VINTAGE FOO DOGS
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 email@example.com.
Total Height: 6"
Base Width: 2" X 1 1/2"