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Antique Ningxia Chinese Carpet with Lion-Dogs
Located in Milan, IT
A fine antique Ningxia carpet decorated by an all-over pattern consisting of lion-dogs, auspicious symbols of protection and power, arranged in groups of four, each unit radiating fr...
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Antique 1850s Chinese Chinese Export Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Golden Wooden Buddhist Deity, Seated on a Lion, China, Late 19th Century
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Golden wood Buddhist deity, seated on a lion, China, late 19th century Measures: H 31cm, W 24cm, D 13cm.
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Midcentury Chinese Wicker Lion Box
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Whimsical midcentury Chinese wicker, fierce lion caught in mid roar from the famed Shanghai collection with storage under a removable head.
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20th Century Chinese Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

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Wicker

  • Midcentury Chinese Wicker Lion Box
  • Midcentury Chinese Wicker Lion Box
  • Midcentury Chinese Wicker Lion Box
  • Midcentury Chinese Wicker Lion Box
H 11 in. W 14 in. D 5 in.
Chinese Carved Stone Temple Lion
Located in Woodbury, CT
An antique stone temple lion dating from the Ming Dynasty. He sits on his haunches atop a double tiered lotus carved pedestal.  
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Antique 17th Century Chinese Ming Sculptures and Carvings

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Stone

  • Chinese Carved Stone Temple Lion
  • Chinese Carved Stone Temple Lion
  • Chinese Carved Stone Temple Lion
  • Chinese Carved Stone Temple Lion
H 14.5 in. W 7 in. D 10 in.
Pair of Chinese Bamboo Root Lions
Located in Sarasota, FL
Pair of Chinese lions completely hand carved out of solid bamboo root. They would make excellent decorative book ends or guardian door stops. Sweet faces with a smile and curly hair ...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Sculptures and Carvings

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Bamboo

  • Pair of Chinese Bamboo Root Lions
  • Pair of Chinese Bamboo Root Lions
  • Pair of Chinese Bamboo Root Lions
  • Pair of Chinese Bamboo Root Lions
H 9 in. W 6 in. D 6 in.
Chinese Soapstone Guardian Lion Chop Seal
Located in Cookeville, TN
Offering a Chinese chop seal. Starts on thin square base that rises. Atop the seal is a guardian lion. All 4 sides are blank as well as the bottom. History of the Chinese chop se...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export More Asian Art, Objects and Fu...

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Soapstone

  • Chinese Soapstone Guardian Lion Chop Seal
  • Chinese Soapstone Guardian Lion Chop Seal
  • Chinese Soapstone Guardian Lion Chop Seal
  • Chinese Soapstone Guardian Lion Chop Seal
H 3.94 in. W 1.19 in. D 1.19 in.
Chinese Carved Serpentine Stone Guardian Lions
Located in Cookeville, TN
Offering this pair of stunning carved serpentine guardian lions. On rectangular plinths with geometric patterns and circles they rise up. One is guarding a ball under one foot and th...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Animal Sculptures

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Serpentine

Pair of Chinese Stone Guardian Lions
Located in Chicago, IL
Often referred to as “Foo Dogs” or “Fu Dogs” in western culture, these handsome stone sentinels are iconic gatekeepers seen throughout Asia. Traditional symbols of protection, they a...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Sculptures and Carvings

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Limestone

  • Pair of Chinese Stone Guardian Lions
  • Pair of Chinese Stone Guardian Lions
  • Pair of Chinese Stone Guardian Lions
  • Pair of Chinese Stone Guardian Lions
H 32 in. W 43 in. D 13 in.
Chinese Carved Rose Quartz Foo Lion, Republic Period, China
Located in Austin, TX
Chinese Republic Period carved rose quartz foo lion with tiger eye eyes, circa 1930s, China. The foo lion, also known as a foo dog, is well carved from a single large piece of mot...
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Vintage 1930s Chinese Qing Sculptures and Carvings

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Rose Quartz, Hardwood

Chinese Carved Stone Garden Guardian Lion
Located in Great Barrington, MA
The features of this stone Foo lion has been softened by being exposed to the elements for many centuries. Still a very handsome sculptural specimen made from carved stone, it is kno...
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Antique 18th Century Chinese Archaistic Statues

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Stone

  • Chinese Carved Stone Garden Guardian Lion
  • Chinese Carved Stone Garden Guardian Lion
  • Chinese Carved Stone Garden Guardian Lion
  • Chinese Carved Stone Garden Guardian Lion
H 19.50 in. W 10.50 in. D 19 in.
Antique Pair of Chinese Polychrome Ceramic Foo Lions
Located in Sarasota, FL
Yellow glazed sitting on green base with open mouths, tongue out and nothing under foot.
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Antique Early 1900s Chinese Chinese Export Ceramics

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Ceramic

Pair of Chinese Porcelain Lions
Located in Port Chester, NY
Pair of 18th century style Chinese "Gate Warrior" turquoise blue seated Lion statues on stepped plinth bases. Dimensions: 5.5" W x 5.5" D x 13" H.
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20th Century Asian Chinoiserie Porcelain

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Porcelain

  • Pair of Chinese Porcelain Lions
  • Pair of Chinese Porcelain Lions
  • Pair of Chinese Porcelain Lions
  • Pair of Chinese Porcelain Lions
H 13 in. W 5.5 in. D 5.5 in.
Two Chinese Wood Lion Foo Dogs Incense Holder
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Two Chinese wood Foo Dogs Incense holder burners. Featuring a pair of highly detailed lion foo dogs, one male and one female which were thought to protect the home from harmful spir...
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Late 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Pair of Antique Chinese Cloisonné Foo Lions
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Unusual pair of Chinese cloisonné foo lions featuring exaggerated expressions, stylized big cat characteristics, alluring blue background, and presented on the original carved and eb...
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20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Animal Sculptures

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Metal

Pair of Vintage Chinese Turquoise Glazed Foo Lions, 1980s
Located in Austin, TX
A striking pair of Vintage Chinese turquoise glazed porcelain foo dogs or guardian lions, circa 1980s. The pair of lions, modeled after the pair of Ming Dynasty carved stone lion...
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Vintage 1980s Chinese Chinese Export Ceramics

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Porcelain

Large Pair of Chinese Rose Quartz Foo Lions
Located in Cypress, CA
Wonderful large pair Chinese hand carved rose quartz foo lions. Meticulous attention has been given to every detail. Both temple lions are opposing and are modeled very well. Se...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Sculptures and Carvings

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Rose Quartz

19th Century Chinese Guardian Lions in Original Condition
Located in Kramfors, SE
Chinese guardian lions in original condition. The lions are made from wood and were handmade sometime during the 19th century in China. The guardian lions are sometimes referred to a...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export More Asian Art, Objects and ...

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Wood

Early 18th Century Chinese Guardian Lion Dog
Located in Chicago, IL
This stone guardian lion shizi is over 250 years old and was carved by hand out of a single block of limestone. With such a strong yet peaceful expression, this mythical fu lion dog ...
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Antique Early 18th Century Chinese Qing Sculptures and Carvings

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Limestone

Chinese Crackle Glaze and Ormolu Lion Motif Urn
Located in Atlanta, GA
Chinese crackle glaze and ormolu lion motif urn, large beautiful random Chinese crackle vase, with French ormolu mounts, with a 15" interior diameter, raised on a 7.5" square base.
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20th Century Chinese Neoclassical Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Ormolu

Pair of Antique Chinese Patinated Bronze Fu Lions
Located in Cypress, CA
Decorative matching pair of Chinese patinated bronze seated fu lions. Mid-20th century.  
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

1900s Chinese Small Bronze Vase with Lion Head Handles
Located in Malaga, ES
1900s Chinese small bronze vase with lion head handles.
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Early 20th Century Chinese Antiquities

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Bronze

Hand-Painted Chinese Figural Lamp with Foo Lion Detail
Located in San Antonio, TX
Lovely hand-painted Chinese lamp with court scenes and delicately painted figural detail. Measure: overall height 34" height to base of harp 21.5".
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20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Chinese Shiwan Pottery Ornamental Guardian Lion, Mid-20th Century
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
Chinese Shiwan pottery ornamental guardian lion, mid-20th century in excellent condition.
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Sculptures and Carvings

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Terracotta

Pair of Large Scale Chinese Glazed Porcelain Foo Dogs or Foo Lions
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning large pair of early 20th century Chinese Peking blue foo dogs or foo lions. This great pair of Chinese foo dogs are older with richer color than the later ones executed in a...
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20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Antiquities

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Porcelain

Stone Archaic China Lions or Dogs Foe, probably Ming Dinasty
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Antique pair of stone lions or Foe dogs, probably Ming Dinasty (1358-1644) - They can be placed on the terminals at the bottom of a staircase, inside or outside. O/4017 -
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Chinese Archaistic Sculptures and Carvings

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Stone

Pair of Chinese Black Marble Contemporary Facing Foo Dogs Guardian Lions
Located in Yonkers, NY
A pair of contemporary Chinese black marble left and right facing foo dogs guardian lions on rectangular bases. Created in China during the 21st century, this pair of black marble gu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Sculptures and Carvings

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Marble

Large circa 1900 Antique Chinese Bronze Incense Burner Temple Lions Qing
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Lovely, high quality and very detailed piece. Rare large size and heavy Condition Overall condition very good. Only the ususal minor age sings. Size: 500mm high Period.  
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Metalwork

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Bronze

Large Late Qing Dynasty Chinese Cast Bronze Buddhistic Foo Lion Censer
Located in Austin, TX
A large and powerfully cast Chinese bronze censer in the form of two Buddhistic lions, Qing dynasty, late 19th century. The censer is well cast with a strong sense of movement, featu...
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Sculptures and Carvings

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Bronze

Pair of 19th Chinese Tri-Colored Glazed Foo Lions /Dogs
Located in Brea, CA
19th century Chinese tri-colored glazed foo lions. Beautiful pair of antique Chinese foo lions/dogs. The glaze still shines, there are minor chips here and there. Always standing in...
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Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Antiquities

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Ceramic

Italian Carved Walnut Cherub Lions Bookcase China Cabinet
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a wonderful carved walnut bookcase from Italy. Look at the incredible carving and quality of this bookcase. Notice the mythical creatures and cherubs and lions that adorn thi...
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Antique Late 18th Century Italian Renaissance Bookcases

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Glass, Walnut

19th Century Chinese Blue and White Headrest with Guardian Lion
Located in Chicago, IL
In order to keep her elaborate hairstyle intact while sleeping, a well-to-do Qing-dynasty woman once used this ceramic box as a pillow. Lavishly decorated in the traditional blue-and...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Ceramics

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Porcelain

19th Century Bronze Chinese Baluster Lamp with Temple Lions
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
A magnificently chased and decorated baluster face with guardian temple lions (i.e. shi, or foo dogs), one on each side of the body, which has been lamped and fitted with a bronze ha...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Table Lamps

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Bronze

19th Century Chinese Blue and White Headrest with Guardian Lion
Located in Chicago, IL
In order to keep her elaborate hairstyle intact while sleeping, a well-to-do Qing-dynasty woman once used this ceramic box as a pillow. Lavishly decorated in the traditional blue-and...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Ceramics

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Porcelain

Pair of Chinese Covered Altar Vases with Lavender Patina and Guardian Lions
Located in Yonkers, NY
A pair of contemporary Chinese covered altar vases with lavender patina and guardian lions. Created in China, each of this pair of lidded vases exudes a lovely lavender shade complim...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Ceramics

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Ceramic

Pair of 19th Century Chinese Guardian Lion Dogs with Cubs
Located in Chicago, IL
This pair of monumental Fu-Lions, also known as shizi, once would have flanked the entrance to a Qing-dynasty home in China’s Shanxi province. One has a pearl under its foot, and the...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Sculptures and Carvings

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Limestone

Chinese 19th Century Carved Wooden Architectural Panel with Clouds and Lion
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese Qing dynasty carved wooden architectural panel from the 19th century, with pierced cloudy motifs and guardian lion. Hand-carved during the 19th century, this vertical archi...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Architectural Elements

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Wood

Chinese Export Brush Pot or Bitong Porcelain, Hand Painted with Three Lion Dogs
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a very good Chinese export porcelain brush pot or Bitong hand painted in polychrome enamels with an apocryphal six figure Kangxi mark but dating to the mid-20th century. Thi...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Ceramics

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Porcelain

Chinese Bronze Bell Shaped Censer Mounted With Buddhistic Lions
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
An unusual Chinese bronze censer of bell shape mounted with two Buddhist lions probably Ming 1368-1644. The censer is formed as a hollow bell with a wide rounded base and is decorate...
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Antique 16th Century Asian Ming Metalwork

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Bronze

Impressive Pair of Patinated Bronze Chinese Foo Dogs / Lions Statues or Bookends
Located in San Diego, CA
Incredibly unique pair of heavy bronze foo dogs or lions that can be used as decorative accents or bookends. Amazing detail (anatomically correct male and female) and a gorgeous pati...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Pair of Chinese Buddhist Carved Stone Guardian Lions from the Ming Dynasty
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A pair of Chinese Buddhist carved stone lions from the Ming dynasty. Sitting on their hind legs on a rectangular platform, the stylized lions are -hand-carved out of a rectangular bl...
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Antique 17th Century Chinese Ming Sculptures and Carvings

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Stone

Art Deco Gray Stone Chinese Stamp with Hand Carved Guardian Lion Motif
Located in New York, NY
This beautiful Art Deco stamp was realized in China, circa 1925. It features a volumetric rectangular body crowned with a hand carved guardian lion (a Chinese leitmotif) and accompan...
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Art Deco Paperweights

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Jade

Fine Chinese Pair of Glazed Ceramic Fu Lions, Mid-20th Century
Located in Cypress, CA
Impressive Chinese pair of hand molded and hand glazed figures of Fu Lions in a crouching position.
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Ceramics

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Ceramic

Chinese Concrete Male Foo Dog Guardian Lion Statue Sculpture Fu Feng Shui
Located in Dayton, OH
32" Chinese concrete male foo dog Guardian lion statue sculpture Fu Feng Shui The perfect compliment to any doorway or garden setting. This male foo dog will bring you joy everyda...
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Late 20th Century Chinese Export Statues

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Concrete

1970s Chinese Pair of Hand Carved White Marble Lions
Located in Malaga, ES
1970s Chinese pair of hand carved white marble lions.
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Late 20th Century Asian Animal Sculptures

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Marble

  • 1970s Chinese Pair of Hand Carved White Marble Lions
  • 1970s Chinese Pair of Hand Carved White Marble Lions
  • 1970s Chinese Pair of Hand Carved White Marble Lions
  • 1970s Chinese Pair of Hand Carved White Marble Lions
H 22.45 in. W 14.18 in. D 10.63 in.
Pair of Chinese Vintage Foo Dogs Guardian Lions on Bases with Sandstone Patina
Located in Yonkers, NY
A pair of vintage Chinese stone Foo Dogs guardian lions from the mid-20th century, with sandstone patina, on rectangular bases. Created in China during the midcentury period, this pa...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Sculptures and Carvings

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Stone

Pair of Chinese 16th-17th Century Carved Stone Guardian Lion Sculptures
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Pair of Chinese carved stone foo dog guardian lions from the 16-17th century. Very detailed. The pair consist of a male leaning his paw upon an embroidered ball (in imperial context...
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Antique 17th Century Chinese Ming Statues

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Lava

Pair of Chinese 19th Century Hand Carved and Painted Temple Guardian Lions
Located in Yonkers, NY
A pair of Chinese sculpted and polychromed temple guardian lions architectural wood carvings. Born in China during the 18th or 19th century, each of this pair of temple carvings depi...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Ancient Chinese Hand-Carved Lohan Monk Buddha On Lion, Kangxi, 1661-1722
Located in Torino, IT
A Fine hand-carved and Lacquered wood figure of a Luohan Arhat, Buddha' disciple. Seated in royal ease on a standing lion, wearing long flowing robes. China, Kangxi Kingdom 1661-17...
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Antique 18th Century Chinese Qing Sculptures

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Giltwood, Lacquer

Chinese Qing Dynasty 19th Century Carved Stone Foo Dog Guardian Lion Sculpture
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese Qing Dynasty period carved stone foo dog guardian lion from the 19th century, on square base. Created in China during the Qing Dynasty, this stone sculpture features a guar...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Statues

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Stone

Unusual Chinese Guardian Lions or Foo Dogs, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
Pair of stylised temple lions or Foo dogs on plinths. The wooden plinths are covered in flocked velvet and have an egg and dart surround to each face. The composition stone lions / d...
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20th Century European Animal Sculptures

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Wood

Pair of 19th-20th Century Chinese Silver Enamelled Foo Lions Marked on
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
A very nicely made and beautifully enameled pair. Symbolism: Fu dog, Foo dog or Lion dog, or Chinese temple lions. Foo (Fu) means prosperity and good fortune in Chinese. These ...
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20th Century Chinese Ceramics

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Porcelain

Mid-20th Century Pair of Chinese Carved Green Hardstone Foo Dogs / Lions
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Bi-color green hardstone carved to represent a pair of traditional Chinese foo dogs and lions. The heads of these impressive creatures come off so they can be used as incense burners.
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Animal Sculptures

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Other

Stone Guardian Foo Lions
Located in Cookeville, TN
Offering a pair of Guardian foo lions. This pair is heavy cast stone with intricate detail. Starts on a rectangular plinth at the base. From there the lions are posed with one foot l...
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Chinese Export Garden Ornaments

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Cast Stone

  • Stone Guardian Foo Lions
  • Stone Guardian Foo Lions
  • Stone Guardian Foo Lions
  • Stone Guardian Foo Lions
H 18 in. W 11 in. D 7 in.
Chinese Pair of Stone Guardian Foo Dogs/Guardian Lions from 18th Century
Located in Yonkers, NY
An 18th century pair of Chinese stone foo dogs/guardian lions on square bases. This rare pair of Chinese guardian lions displays a male and a female, each sitting on a base that is l...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Chinese Sculptures

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Stone

Late Ming Dynasty Antique Stone Lions from China, circa 16th-17th Century
Located in Yonkers, NY
This pair of stone lions comes from China, where it was made during the late Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Each lion is carved from a massive block of stone and sits on a stand that feat...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Chinese Antiquities

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Stone

Pair of Chinese Foo Dogs Concrete Statue Guardians Lions Stone Garden
Located in Dayton, OH
Pair of Chinese foo dogs concrete statue guardians lions stone garden 32" These stone foo dogs are meticulously detailed and display very well. Foo dogs, or lions are known as gu...
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Late 20th Century Architectural Elements

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Concrete

Pair of Chinese 'blanc-de-chine' 'Buddhist Lion' Joss Stick Holders
Located in Palm Beach, FL
A pair of Chinese 'blanc-de-chine' 'Buddhist Lion' joss stick holders probably Qing dynasty Each superbly modeled seated in opposing poses above rectangular bases Measures: Height...
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20th Century Ceramics

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Porcelain

Pair of Soapstone Buddhist Lions
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
A pair of soapstone Buddhist lions Each finely carved seated on its haunches with a fierce expression, modelled in mirror image seated on a rectangular plinth, one holding the b...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Figurative Sculptures

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Soapstone

  • Pair of Soapstone Buddhist Lions
  • Pair of Soapstone Buddhist Lions
  • Pair of Soapstone Buddhist Lions
  • Pair of Soapstone Buddhist Lions
H 6.00 in. W 2.38 in. D 3.88 in.
"Tiananmen Lion" by Ren Hui
By Ren Hui
Located in Chicago, IL
This painting, like most of Ren Hui’s exquisite artworks, celebrates his subjects using a style that he calls “uncomplicated and honest.” The beautiful pattern of gold on a bright re...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Paintings

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Canvas

  • "Tiananmen Lion" by Ren Hui
  • "Tiananmen Lion" by Ren Hui
  • "Tiananmen Lion" by Ren Hui
  • "Tiananmen Lion" by Ren Hui
H 39.5 in. W 39.5 in. D 1 in.
Cream Marble Carved Lion Sculpture
Located in Houston, TX
Recumbent sculpture of a roaring lion carved in a beautiful cream color. Marble.
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Late 20th Century Chinese Animal Sculptures

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Marble

  • Cream Marble Carved Lion Sculpture
  • Cream Marble Carved Lion Sculpture
  • Cream Marble Carved Lion Sculpture
  • Cream Marble Carved Lion Sculpture
H 34 in. W 55 in. D 26 in.
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