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Pair of 19th Century Chinese Guardian Lion Dogs with Cubs

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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 other has a lion cub. Shizi were believed to be powerful protectors, and the artisan who hand-carved these fu dogs imbued each with a remarkable sense of life and energy. Carved from solid limestone, the sculptures have developed rich character over time, yet retain exquisite detail.

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  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    1850
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 38 in. x W 14 in. x D 16 in.H 96.52 cm x W 35.56 cm x D 40.64 cm
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Seller Reference Number
    CSDTTT038
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
    LU820011616363
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