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Vintage Antique Brass Foo Dog Incense Burner, Chinoiserie Sculpted Brass with Foo Dog Finial and Handles

Vintage Antique Brass Foo Dog Incense Burner, Chinoiserie Sculpted Brass with Foo Dog Finial and Handles in FOO DOG LIONS
Vintage Antique Brass Foo Dog Incense Burner, Chinoiserie Sculpted Brass with Foo Dog Finial and Handles in FOO DOG LIONS
Vintage Antique Brass Foo Dog Incense Burner, Chinoiserie Sculpted Brass with Foo Dog Finial and Handles in FOO DOG LIONS
Vintage Antique Brass Foo Dog Incense Burner, Chinoiserie Sculpted Brass with Foo Dog Finial and Handles in FOO DOG LIONS
Vintage Antique Brass Foo Dog Incense Burner, Chinoiserie Sculpted Brass with Foo Dog Finial and Handles in FOO DOG LIONS

$80.00

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Very heavy and very old sculptural brass bronze Asian incense burner in very good vintage condition. Mid century, or earlier!

This wonderful antique foo dog incense burner is very striking, featuring molded detailing throughout. The large foo dog finial shows the foo with has paw on the ball in classic pose. The ball represents the world or the home which the foo dog protects. Swirl clouds are molded into the base where he sits, with four holes to allow incense smoke to escape and scent the air. The two handles are also foo dog faces, simple in form. When photographing this, they appeared similar to elephant heads but they are indeed foo dog handles. Both sides feature three molded panels with detailed Asian imagery. The base has three feet.

It is quite heavy and substantial weighing over 1.5 pounds and stands 5.5 inches tall. It is in wonderful antique condition with a lovely aged patina. It is a bronze color, but is most likely cast brass. It is somewhat crude, with a seam showing on the foo dog. There is oxidation and a bit of pitting here and there, some incense residue. It appears to be quite old. This was purchased at a Buddhist temple fundraiser sale on the big island of Hawaii, in their collectibles boutique where many other temple items were sold. Our area has a large Asian Japanese population, and we believe this to be authentic.

What a fantastic antique Asian sculpted brass foo dog incense burner, to use for ceremony or to grace any room!

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