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Antique Chinese Wood Toggle of Guardian Lion

Antique Chinese Wood Toggle of Guardian Lion

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Folk Art: Pre 1900: Item # 1229563

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Huangyangmu (rosewood) toggle of a Lion of Fo (Buddha) standing on a decorated pedestal and licking his cub. Symbol of protection, fertility and education.
Very detailed and nicely carved fur and tail.
Beautiful patina, good condition with expected wear and tear; crack on the right side (see pix). Probably 18th C. H: 3 cms TCT 108 (see Bibliography)