19th Century Chinese Stone Shizi Sculpture For Sale
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19th Century Chinese Stone Shizi Sculpture

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This early 19th century mythical shizi sculpture once protected a Qing-dynasty home in northern China. Shizi, also known as fu lion dogs, were believed to be powerful protectors against malignant spirits, and the artisan who hand-carved this shizi imbued it with a remarkable sense of life and energy. Carved from solid limestone, the sculpture has developed rich character over time, yet retains its original exquisite detail. Today, we love the shizi as a modern protector indoors or out.

Details

  • Of the Period
    Qing
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1800
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 14.25 in. x W 7 in. x D 11 in.H 36.2 cm x W 17.78 cm x D 27.94 cm
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Seller Reference Number
    S152A
  • Reference Number
    LU820014919141
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