ShippodoShippodo 新古美術七寳堂
Home
 
Qing Period Foo Dog Bronze Censer

browse these categories for related items...
Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1900: Item # 1196065

Click to view additional online photographs
detail 1 detail 2 detail 3 detail 4 detail 5 detail 6
detail 7 detail 8 detail 9 detail 10 detail 11 detail 12


Shippodo
By Appointment
Fremont, CA 94536
1-510-780-6761

Guest Book
Qing Period Foo Dog Bronze Censer
$2,000

Intricate bronze casting of foo dogs playing with a stylized ball and another foo dog topping the top of this interesting bronze censer. Foo dogs were often seen flanking an entrance of a Chinese building mainly to ward off evil spirits. Additionally foo dogs were thought to be Indian Lions (now on the verge of extinction) and were brought to East Asia through the silk road as motifs in artwork and tapestries.

Object has been kept in pristine condition. One lion has received professional museum grade restoration work.

Age: 19th century.

Size: height 11.5" width 8.5" length 10"



Page design by TROCADERO © 1998-2013 View Cart
Categories Shops Join Terms Critique Map Help