19th Century Chinese Fu Lion with Pearl of Wisdom For Sale
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19th Century Chinese Fu Lion with Pearl of Wisdom

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This 19th century limestone Fu Lion once served as a protector to the entrance of a Qing-dynasty home in China’s Shanxi province. The lion is sitting on a carved base reflecting the traditional architecture of the time, and his foot is resting on the “pearl of wisdom.” Through different dynasties, the shape, form and decorative motifs of Fu Lions have changed and evolved from abstract to realistic, incorporating symbolism and human expression to convey different emotions. The artisan who carved this figure imbued him with a remarkable sense of life, energy and humble strength.

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  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    1850
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 24.5 in. x W 8.25 in. x D 8 in.H 62.23 cm x W 20.96 cm x D 20.32 cm
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Seller Reference Number
    DT003
  • Reference Number
    LU820010385703
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