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Pair: Bronze Foo Dogs / Lions Incense Burners / Censers Statues, China

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Detail: We found these in the back room of an Asian Antique shop in Los Angeles. Circa mid-1900’s. One male and one female. A small amount of oxidation is present around their mouths. It can be removed with a cotton Q-tip and some coconut oil.… Continue reading

Silver / Nickel Composite Ornate Censer / Incense Burner, China

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Detail: This is such a detailed piece of art. Multiple dimensions as the dragons, phoenix and kylin (on top), jump off the main part of the censer. Ornate for sure. Composite nickel and silver for stability and hardness. Circa mid-1900’s. In very good condition.

Copper & Cloisonne Vessel / Censer, China

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Detail: Huge censer with gilding accents. Hand painted with – what looks like – foo dogs / lions faces on feet and dragons forming the handles. Age unknown but certainly an older piece. From an estate sale in Beijing. Good condition.   This item has been sold. Thanks P.B. !

Pair, Square Famille Verte Porcelain Jars, China

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Detail: Peacocks, coy fish, bamboo, flowers, foo dogs / lions on handles and top. Hand signed on bottom, not stamped. From a private family outside Beijing. Circa early- to mid-1900’s. Lids.   This beautiful pair of jars have SOLD. Thanks M.K.!

Large LongQuan Kiln Celadon Jar with Lid, China

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Detail: Potiche, mid-17th Century style. Shape is typical of the Kang-hsi period (1662-1722 AD). From a city in Zhejiang Province. Glaze over high quality porcelain. Two foo dogs on each side of jar and one on the lid. Circa early 1900s. Perfect condition,… Continue reading

Large Bronze Basin Vessel, China

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Detail: Fu style used as a ritual food vessel. A large basin filled with detail. Foo dogs / lions form the feet. Monkeys, rams and other animals line the rim at the top. Ancient text in and on the bottom of the basin. This… Continue reading

Silver Foo Dog Censer / Incense Burner, China

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Detail: I have seen these in many different styles, shapes and materials. This one is top quality and cute as a button. Most likely from the mid-1900s. From an estate state near downtown Beijing. SORRY, this item has been sold. Ask about other Censers with similar characteristics.

Bronze Pedestal Vessels, pair from China

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Detail: These remind me of a Zun wine vessel used in religious ceremonies during the Song Dynasty. Gorgeous engravings . . . even on the bottom of each. Foo dogs and phoenix motif. Age unknown. From a private residence near Beijing. This item has been sold. Thanks M&Y.F. !

Huge Jade Unicorn or Sin-you, China

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This is a huge, 78-pound stunning piece that is either a Chinese unicorn with styling from the Ming Dynasty or a Sin-you that is symbolic of justice and truth. Sin-you’s are mythological creatures from East Asia. Hand carved from nephrite and was in a private home… Continue reading

Soft Jade Foo Dogs / Lions on Pedestals, Pair from China

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Detail: A male and female pair of foo dogs / lions made of black jade-like (serpentine or omphacite) and white jade-like (nanyang or saussurite). Acquired from a group of craftsman a block away from Tiananmen Square in Beijing. These are hand carved and would make stunning bookends! Very sorry but this gorgeous pair of bookends has sold.
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