A gorgeous pair of vintage celadon Foo Dog Chinese Guardian Lions. The female is perched upon an ornate ball, the ...
moreA gorgeous pair of vintage celadon Foo Dog Chinese Guardian Lions. The female is perched upon an ornate ball, the male is ready to pounce, with his back arched, tail in the air, bearing his fangs. They have exquisite detail – from their swirls of fur to their sharp teeth and claws to the ornate carving on the female's ball. The porcelain is a very soothing, pale green celadon color, perfect for a relaxing, zen space.
Foo Dogs, or Imperial Guardian Lions, are a strong symbol of protection in Asian culture. They were traditionally placed in front of imperial palaces, temples and government offices. They are also a Feng Shui symbol of wealth and social status. Displayed in pairs, the female will often have her mouth closed, and the male open. This symbolizes the enunciation of the sacred word "om".
According to feng shui, correct placement of the lions is important to ensure their beneficial effect. When looking out of a building through the entrance to be guarded, looking in the same direction as the lions, the male is placed on the left and the female on the right. So when looking at the entrance from outside the building, facing the lions, the male lion is on the right, and the female on the left.
Whether you are looking to add feng shui to your home or just like fine Asian decor, you will not be disappointed in these lovely statues. less
6.0ʺW × 4.5ʺD × 5.5ʺH
ExcellentMinor wear consistent with age and history
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