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Chinese Qing Dynasty 19th Century Hand-Carved Foo Dog Sculpture Mounted on Base

$8,500

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A Chinese Qing Dynasty period carved stone foo dog sculpture from the 19th century, mounted on black custom made base. Created in China during the 19th century this foo dog sculpture features a lion sitting on his hind legs with his left paw propped up on a ball. He is resting on a square plinth, raised on a black custom made base. As is common with foo dogs, his mouth is open. The name foo dog is actually a mistake made in the west. In reality these imperial Chinese guardians are lions, which were believed to have powerful mythic, protective benefits and often sat outside government buildings and temples. This hand-carved stone Qing dynasty foo dog sculpture will make a stunning addition to any home, perhaps displayed in an entryway, next to a door.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 31 in. (78.74 cm)Width: 12 in. (30.48 cm)Depth: 11 in. (27.94 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    19th Century
  • Condition
    Additions or alterations made to the original: Custom base added. Wear consistent with age and use. Age appropriate wear and maintenance. Please refer to the various additional photos for further condition detail and contact us with any questions!
  • Seller Location
    Yonkers, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: YN5882 / FEA Home1stDibs: LU863923536362

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    Ships From: Yonkers, NY
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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