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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 Famille Rose Foo Dog Porcelain Plate, Vintage Decorative Chinese Hand Painted Decor Plate Y.T. Enameled Porcelain Hong Kong in FOO DOG LIONS

Vintage Famille Rose Foo Dog Porcelain Plate, Vintage Decorative Chinese Hand Painted Decor Plate Y.T. Enameled Porcelain Hong Kong

Very nice vintage foo dog porcelain plate in the famille rose style, hand painted with bright enamel colors. Y.T. ceramics, Hand Decorated in Hong Kong, circa 1970s-1980s.

$48.00
      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
     1930s Antique Buddha Riding Foo Dog Hand Carved Chinese Rosewood Statue Sculpture in FOO DOG LIONS

1930s Antique Buddha Riding Foo Dog Hand Carved Chinese Rosewood Statue Sculpture

Super scarce and powerful vintage antique hand carved Buddha Riding Foo Dog protection prosperity statue. Magnificent, highly detailed wood carving, accented with genuine bone teeth on both Buddha and the foo dog lion!

$365.00
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    1950s Vintage Japanese Ikebana Bowl Vase, Asian Kutani Foo Dog Bowl, Vintage Foo Dogs Shishi Guardian Lions, Chinoiserie Decor in FOO DOG LIONS

1950s Vintage Japanese Ikebana Bowl Vase, Asian Kutani Foo Dog Bowl, Vintage Foo Dogs Shishi Guardian Lions, Chinoiserie Decor

Very unique and hard to find vintage Japanese Kutani ikebana bowl vase, featuring three large gold foo dogs as feet and Kutani mark! Circa 1950s-1960s. 
 

$135.00
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    Antique Vintage Chinese Hand Carved Red Wood Foo Dogs with Puzzle Balls and Pearls, Vintage Foo Dog Pair, Chinese Guardian Lions, Vintage Mid Century Red Lacquer Statues in FOO DOG LIONS

Antique Vintage Chinese Hand Carved Red Wood Foo Dogs with Puzzle Balls and Pearls, Vintage Foo Dog Pair, Chinese Guardian Lions, Vintage Mid Century Red Lacquer Statues

Unusually fierce vintage red and black Chinese foo dog guardian lions, with FOUR hand carved rolling pearls in the mouth and in the xiu qiu puzzle balls which can never be removed.  Free Shipping!

$185.00
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
1980s Vintage Kutani Foo Dog Statue Gilt Moriage Porcelain Japanese Shishi Guardian Lion, Feng Shui Protection Statue in FOO DOG LIONS

1980s Vintage Kutani Foo Dog Statue Gilt Moriage Porcelain Japanese Shishi Guardian Lion, Feng Shui Protection Statue

Stunning persimmon colored porcelain ceramic foo dog with hand painted gold highlights and all over moriage decoration. Vibrant and brilliant!

$115.00
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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

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

$80.00
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Vintage Chinese Hand Carved Pink Marble Foo Dogs - Awesome! in FOO DOG LIONS

Vintage Chinese Hand Carved Pink Marble Foo Dogs - Awesome!

Excellent pair of antique Asian hand carved marble foo dog feng shui guardian lion statues or bookends. Fantastic and fierce! Unique form with very nice design details.

$285.00
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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
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