Pair of Courtyard Fu Dogs

c. 1800
$13,880 USD
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Dimensions
W: 11.5" D: 18.5" H: 32.0"
Materials
Limestone
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
U070
Estimated Shipping
$880

This pair of intricately carved and expressive limestone fu dogs (shizi) would have protected the entry of a grand courtyard home in 19th century China. The male with a cord in his mouth and the female with her paw protecting her child have elaborately carved manes, as well as collars with bells and tassels. Their mouths are open, revealing beautifully articulated tongues and teeth. They sit on carved limestone blocks that are carved with additional lion protectors.

This item is unavailable to ship until December 31, 2021. Currently on display at The Farnsworth House, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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