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FOO DOG LIONS

We are quite fond of our dramatic and mystical vintage and antique Foo Dog Lions, the sacred Chinese guardian lions of ancient times. These majestic creatures were known to have benefic protective powers and traditionally graced or guarded temples, tombs, important buildings, and homes of the wealthy. The name of Buddha in Chinese is Fo or Fu. These dogs of Fu, or, Foo dogs, were Buddha's companions and were legendary providers of prosperity, good fortune and protection.

Vintage foo dogs are found as single statues but are often created in pairs. They can be sitting or standing. A true pair features both the male and female. The male lion has its paw on a sphere which represents the world or the home. The female has a playful cub underfoot, representing the cycle of life or the home's inhabitants. Traditionally, the male guards the structure and the female protects those dwelling inside. Their faces have a fierce look about them with glaring eyes and fangs that show in their open mouth. This threatening appearance is believed to guard against evil spirits.

Vintage Asian foo dogs always have a striking appearance with their legendary mystique and timeless design. They make a strong statement and add style to any facade, entrance, porch, room or garden setting. Enjoy perusing our collection of fine vintage foo dog guardian 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

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

$135.00
     Antique Foo Dog Bronze Incense Burner, Butsudan Incense Holder Sculpted Bronze with Foo Dog Finial & Handles, Asian Japanese Censor in FOO DOG LIONS

Antique Foo Dog Bronze Incense Burner, Butsudan Incense Holder Sculpted Bronze with Foo Dog Finial & Handles, Asian Japanese Censor

Wonderful sculptural bronze incense burner featuring a classic foo dog finial and deeply embossed symbolic details on both sides of the bowl. Mid century, Japanese Butsudan.

$65.00
     Large Foo Dog Pair Blue and Green Ceramic Guardian Lions, Mid Century Chinese Foo Dogs, Vintage Foo Fu Dogs, Asian Feng Shui Statues, Chinoserie Decor in FOO DOG LIONS

Large Foo Dog Pair Blue and Green Ceramic Guardian Lions, Mid Century Chinese Foo Dogs, Vintage Foo Fu Dogs, Asian Feng Shui Statues, Chinoserie Decor

Handsome pair of large vintage Chinese foo dogs, with classic features and popular green-blue glazing. Mint condition, mid century!

$165.00
  1917 Antique Japanese Woodblock Print, Utamaro Goyo Genuine Woodblock Print Foo Shishi Dogs Waka Dance, Ukiyoe Masterpieces Taisho Era Print in FOO DOG LIONS

1917 Antique Japanese Woodblock Print, Utamaro Goyo Genuine Woodblock Print Foo Shishi Dogs Waka Dance, Ukiyoe Masterpieces Taisho Era Print

Amazing Utamaro print that Goyo (who was quite famous at the time) recarved and hand printed as part of the Ukiyoe Masterpieces series that he produced in 1917.  Free Shipping!

$165.00
 1970s Vintage Foo Dog Vase, Japanese Shishi Lion, Foo Dog Ceramic Vase, Vintage Japanese Pottery Ceramics Signed Kanji, Feng Shui Decor in FOO DOG LIONS

1970s Vintage Foo Dog Vase, Japanese Shishi Lion, Foo Dog Ceramic Vase, Vintage Japanese Pottery Ceramics Signed Kanji, Feng Shui Decor

Fantastic, mid century Japanese foo dog vase featuring a deeply molded shishi lion with playball that wraps around the ribbed form. Mid century Japanese pottery signed in kanji!

$65.00
1970s Vintage Chinese Foo Dog, Large Heavy Red Gilt Ceramic Guardian Lion Porcelain Foo Dog, Vintage Chinoiserie Feng Shui Fu Dog Statues, Signed -Rare in FOO DOG LIONS

1970s Vintage Chinese Foo Dog, Large Heavy Red Gilt Ceramic Guardian Lion Porcelain Foo Dog, Vintage Chinoiserie Feng Shui Fu Dog Statues, Signed -Rare

Handsome and fierce mid century Chinese red gilt porcelain foo dog guardian lion, a large and heavy male lion with classic features. Mint condition and signed!

$175.00
SOLD
1970s Vintage Foo Dogs Bookends, Hand Carved Chinese Stone Statues Foo Dog Pair Mother with Cubs Guardian Lions, Vintage Chinoiserie Asian Decor in FOO DOG LIONS

1970s Vintage Foo Dogs Bookends, Hand Carved Chinese Stone Statues Foo Dog Pair Mother with Cubs Guardian Lions, Vintage Chinoiserie Asian Decor

Wonderful antique stone foo dog bookends, so adorable with the baby foo dog cub climbing up his mom's lap!

$138.00
SOLD
Large Mid Century Foo Dogs Statues Guardian Lions, Brown Ceramic Foo Dogs, Vintage Foo Fu Dog Pair Shi Shi Lions, Asian Feng Shui Decor, Vintage Foo Dogs in FOO DOG LIONS

Large Mid Century Foo Dogs Statues Guardian Lions, Brown Ceramic Foo Dogs, Vintage Foo Fu Dog Pair Shi Shi Lions, Asian Feng Shui Decor, Vintage Foo Dogs

Handsome pair of large vintage ceramic foo dogs with striking classic protective features, circa 1970s-1980s!

$185.00
Vintage Foo Dog Blue and Green Ceramic Guardian Lion, Chinese Foo Dogs, Vintage Foo Fu Dog, Asian Feng Shui Statue, Vintage Chinoserie Decor in FOO DOG LIONS

Vintage Foo Dog Blue and Green Ceramic Guardian Lion, Chinese Foo Dogs, Vintage Foo Fu Dog, Asian Feng Shui Statue, Vintage Chinoserie Decor

There is so much finely molded style to this mid century ceramic guardian lion, with superb all over detailing! Circa 1970s.

$68.00
White Japanese Kutani 24k Gilt Foo Dog Shishi Lion with Sea Dragon!, Signed in FOO DOG LIONS

White Japanese Kutani 24k Gilt Foo Dog Shishi Lion with Sea Dragon!, Signed

Extremely fine and rare large 15" vintage Kutani moriage porcelain foo dog paired with the mythical and powerful sea dragon. We've never seen one like this and he is awesome!

$465.00
SOLD

 

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