Two very rare foo dogs that served as joss stick holders, done in the famille jaune palette. These date to the pre-1891. They are in very good antique condition, save some minimal lost of enamel glaze and a short hairline on the backside of the holder of one of the foo dogs which is clearly pictured, this can be easily restored. The hair curls are individually hand made and painted and applied by hand, the paws are textured and slightly protruded; each eye is hand rolled and no two are exactly alike. These pups are quite weighty for their size with each measuring at 9.75 inches or 24.8 cm high without the bases (11.5 inches or 29.2 cm high with bases) and further has no other chips, hairlines, or other damages. Bases are included with the purchase.