Hand carved, this pair of antique, Chinese foo dogs, or lions, was originally architectural building brackets. It is unusual to find so small a pair and these depict especially fierce creatures; sure to ward off evil spirits. In the modern home, they would be very effective used as garden or patio ornaments, but might also be nice flanking a hearth.
PERIOD Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)
DATE c. 1800
DIMENSIONS Width 7 Depth 20 Height 24.5 in.
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