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19th Century Chinese Cloisonné Fu Dogs

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An exceptional palatial quality pair of 19th century Chinese cloisonné Fu dogs featuring gold gilding over copper. Chinese cloisonné objects were intended primarily for the furnishing of temples and palaces, because their flamboyant splendor was considered appropriate to the function of these structures but not well suited to a more restrained atmosphere, such as that of a scholar’s home. This opinion was expressed by Cao Zhao (or Cao Mingzhong) in 1388 in his influential Gegu Yaolun (Guide to the Study of Antiquities), in which cloisonné was dismissed as being suitable only for lady’s Chambers. However, by the period of Emperor Xuande, this ware came to be greatly prized at court.
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 24.5 in (62.23 cm)Width: 27.75 in (70.49 cm)Depth: 14.25 in (36.2 cm)
  • Sold As:
    Set of 2
  • Style:
    Chinese Export (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
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  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    19th Century
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    Houston, TX
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU107661530082

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