Pair Of Stone Chinese Guardian Foo / Fu Dogs

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Chinese Pair of Stone Guardian Foo Dogs/Guardian Lions

Referred to as “Foo Dogs” or “Fu Dogs” in western culture, these handsome stone gatekeepers are seen throughout Asia. Traditional symbols of protection, they are made from durable materials like bronze or stone and are presented in pairs to flank either side of a doorway. While their decoration style varies by culture and religion, handsomely carved and highly detailed pairs were universally indicative of power; initially reserved for temples, royal palaces and the wealthiest of families.

Condition Report

Weathered finish. Generally excellent condition with crisp details. One of the dogs has previously had its upper jaw reattached. 

Date of Manufacture

Circa 1920

Period

Early 20th century

Origin

China

Materials and Techniques

Hand carved, Stone

Wear

-Wear consistent with age and use

-Minor Losses, scuffs, and scratches

-Historic Repairs

Dimensions (Each)

Height 39 cm

Width 23 cm

Depth 16 cm

Weight 32 kg for both

 

Price: £2,875.00

Provenance: Yes

Stock No: 25754

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