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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

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… 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

Large Bronze Foo Dogs / Lions, Pair from China

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These are large and detailed Chinese foo dogs or guardian lions.  They are generally present in pairs.  The male dog / lion has its right paw on a globe, representing his “feeling the pulse of the earth”.  He is guarding the structure or building he is nearest.… Continue reading
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