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Qing Period Foo Dog Bronze Censer

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1900: Item # 1196065

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Qing Period Foo Dog Bronze Censer

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"

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