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Vintage Foo Dog Statues Chinese Guardian Lions, Green and White Speckled Ceramic Feng Shui Foo Dogs with Ribbon Collar

      Vintage Foo Dog Statues Chinese Guardian Lions, Green and White Speckled Ceramic Feng Shui Foo Dogs with Ribbon Collar in FOO DOG LIONS
      Vintage Foo Dog Statues Chinese Guardian Lions, Green and White Speckled Ceramic Feng Shui Foo Dogs with Ribbon Collar in FOO DOG LIONS
      Vintage Foo Dog Statues Chinese Guardian Lions, Green and White Speckled Ceramic Feng Shui Foo Dogs with Ribbon Collar in FOO DOG LIONS
      Vintage Foo Dog Statues Chinese Guardian Lions, Green and White Speckled Ceramic Feng Shui Foo Dogs with Ribbon Collar in FOO DOG LIONS
      Vintage Foo Dog Statues Chinese Guardian Lions, Green and White Speckled Ceramic Feng Shui Foo Dogs with Ribbon Collar in FOO DOG LIONS
      Vintage Foo Dog Statues Chinese Guardian Lions, Green and White Speckled Ceramic Feng Shui Foo Dogs with Ribbon Collar in FOO DOG LIONS

$135.00




Handsome pair of vintage Chinese porcelain foo dogs, with bright multi color glazing and classic features. Unusual green cord detail is a bit rare!

There is so much finely molded style to these very cool vintage ceramic guardian lions, with superb all over detailing. The serious face is fierce, with reticulated noses and a reticulated mouth on one. They feature sharp teeth, intense eyes, and winged ears. The impressive mane has classic Chinese curly locks cascading down the sides and back. The tail is thick with a swirly point. Both are beautifully glazed with shades of green and hints of pale yellow here and there. It is so lovely against the pale porcelain field color. In Chinese cultural symbolism, green represents good health, prosperity, and harmony.

A very unique and hard to find detail is the knotted green cord ribbon that is tied around the mouth to the back of the head. This Chinese symbolism is referenced by Williams, from the book “Chinese Symbolism and Art Motifs” . . . "it may symbolize the bond which Buddhists believe joins beings of all times, countries, religions and even species." Another interpretation attributed to Kwan Yin, the goddess of mercy, "The ribbon frightens away evil spirits and keeps the lion safe from harm.” Very interesting and a quite rare feature!

This striking vintage ceramic foo dog pair is in mint condition with no chips, cracks, or repairs. Both stand 4.25 inches tall and are about 3 inches wide. They are unmarked but are clearly of Chinese origin.

What a fabulous pair of vintage Chinese porcelain feng shui guardian lion foo dogs in the hard to find green polychrome glazes! Wonderful vintage Chinoserie decor.

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