ITEM: Vintage Sterling Silver Hollow Foo Dog Pendant
COMPOSITION: Sterling Silver, Acid tested
GEM: Coral, Agate
CONDITION: Estate Item, Very Good
WEIGHT: 9.9 Grams
MEASUREMENT: 1 7/8" X 1 3/4"
MARKS: None. Acid tested for silver content.
COMMENTS: Chinese guardian lions or Imperial guardian lions, often miscalled "Foo Dogs" in the West, are a common representation of the lion in imperial China. Chinese guardian lions are sometimes referred to in English as shishi, from the Chinese shí shī (Chinese: 石獅; pinyin: shíshī; literally: "stone lion"), which refers specifically to lion sculptures in stone. The concept, which originated and became popular in Chinese Buddhism, subsequently spread to other parts of Asia including, Japan, Korea, Tibet, Thailand, Burma, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Cambodia, Laos and Singapore. Circa 1980's. Pictured as received from a local estate. Very good estate condition with minimal wear indicative of age. Items will be cleaned but natural patina will be preserved if applicable. Polishing to near new is always FREE upon request!
Big Hollow Foo Dog Sterling Silver Pendant ~ Coral, Agate Eyes