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Chinese Yixing stoneware foo dog

Chinese Yixing stoneware foo dog

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Stoneware: Pre 1900: Item # 1170218

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Ca. late 1700s / early 1800s

This figure of a guardian foo dog is of a natural rich brown unglazed ceramic with white glazed eyes, eyebrows, teeth, claws, and a line of spots on the spine. It is very well-modeled by hand with a highly expressive face and jaws. The chocolate-colored body is also offset by a black glazed mane and tail. The modeling represents an anatomically correct male. There is a loss to the tip of one ear, as well as the tip of the tail. The left foreleg has a clean break and has been restruck. Acquired from a dealer in California in the early 1980s.

Height: 9 ¼ in., Length 7 in., Width: 4 in.