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Pair of Blanc de Chine Buddhist Lions, Foo Dogs Early Kangxi, 1662-1722

$3,386.89per set


A pair of late 17th-early 18th century Buddhistic lions. Two males, of left and right pairing each sitting on a rectangular plinth with a wish granting ball under one paw and a ribbon in their jaws. Finished with an incense holder at the back and a tasseled collar around their neck that descends to a plumage on the rear. These Buddhistic lions are sculpted in pure white porcelain with symbols of the Buddha’s majesty and dignity, each one has different characteristics and profiles. They appear in the 1688 Burghley Inventory: In “My Lords Anty Roome … 2 wt Lyons” in “China over ye Chimney”.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 11.03 in. (28 cm)Width: 3.15 in. (8 cm)Depth: 5.52 in. (14 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Materials and Techniques
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  • Condition
    Minor losses. One lion there is loss to the top section of the incense holders and a loss of two bows to the decoration on its back. The other has a small chip to the rear of the plinth and to its bows on its back.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2102310941981

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Sutton, United Kingdom
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