Pair of Reclining Stone Fu Dogs

c. 1850
$13,800 USD
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Dimensions
W: 16.0" D: 16.0" H: 18.0"
Materials
Limestone
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
U149
Estimated Shipping
$845

These mid-19th century Chinese Fu dog protectors, each carved by hand from a single block of limestone, once guarded the entrance to a provincial Chinese residence. They feature mirror depictions of relaxed, reclining lion dogs with flowing manes and open friendly mouths. They sit atop fabric-draped pedestals supported by the Taoist gods of Heaven, Earth and Water. Dark areas on the lions' heads reveal places where they have been frequently touched.

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