Antique Chinese Carved Gilt Wood Temple Foo Lions- a Pair (Foo Dogs)
A pair of antique Qing Chinese hand carved gilt wood Foo Lions as they are correctly known - otherwise known as ...
moreA pair of antique Qing Chinese hand carved gilt wood Foo Lions as they are correctly known - otherwise known as Foo Dogs. Hand crafted & finely detailed with a single large pearl (wood) in each of their partially opened mouths. The pearl is carved so that it can roll about in the lion's mouth but sized just large enough so that it can not be removed.
One is a male lion with his paw resting a ball, which symbolises domain over the world, and the female is holding a cub, which represents a mother's nurturing. Together, they're a study in contrast and complement, strength moderated by gentleness and wisdom.
The wood surface is decorated with gold leaf/gilt over typical brick red finish. This rare pair are in very good condition for their age. Estimated to be late 19th/early 20th Century.
(See condition description below)
Listed by East2West Furniture.
*Remember that foo dogs travel in pairs, according to tradition.
** Placement: the male lion with the ball is put on the right, and the female with the cub is put on the left.
Measurements approximate. less
- 6.25ʺW × 3ʺD × 7.5ʺH
- Early 20th Century
- Item Type
- Vintage, Antique or Pre-owned
- Good Condition, Original Condition Unaltered, Some Imperfections
- Condition Notes
- The female has a chip to front left of base plinth and to one of her ears. It is an ... moreThe female has a chip to front left of base plinth and to one of her ears. It is an old repair made with an attached piece of red/gold wood. less
- Place of Origin
- Gold Leaf
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East2West Furniture in St Petersburg, FL
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