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Antique Japanese Bronze Unattached Shi Shi

Antique Japanese Bronze Unattached Shi Shi

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Sculpture: Pre 1900: Item # 1064382

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Asian Rarities Enterprises, Inc.
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This offering is for an interesting, finely detailed bronze Shi Shi (foo lion) that was once attached to a large bronze incense burner or container. The Shi Shi has front and back legs spaced-apart, with large ears, a long mane, bulging eyes, and a detailed tongue shown sticking out between its teeth. It also has a large flowing tail. The estimated age of the Shi Shi is from the mid-1800’s (Edo). It measures 3-1/2” H x 4” W x 1-1/4” D, and weighs 10 oz. The condition is good, but shows its age with darkened patina and signs of wear.