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Chinese Qing Dynasty Mid 19th Century Hand-Carved Foo Dog Temple Decoration

$5,000

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A Chinese Qing dynasty period hand-carved stone foo dog temple sculpture from the mid 19th century mounted on custom base. Created in China during the 1850s, this foo dog sculpture features a lion sitting on his hind legs with his front left paw resting on a decorated rail while his right paw is propped up on a ball. His mane presents curled tresses in the front while long straight locks fall on his back. As is common with foo dogs, his mouth is open, exposing his teeth to the viewer. This sculpture is mounted on a black wooden base. 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 two foot high hand-carved Qing dynasty foo dog temple decoration will make a stunning addition to any home, perhaps in a doorway or a foyer, or in a garden protecting it from voracious rabbits and deer.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 24 in. (60.96 cm)Width: 8 in. (20.32 cm)Depth: 8 in. (20.32 cm)
  • Style
    Qing (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1850
  • Condition
    Additions or alterations made to the original: Custom stand 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: YN5883 / FEA Home1stDibs: LU863922946022

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  • Shipping
    $110 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 3-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Yonkers, NY
  • Return Policy

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

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