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Antique Chinese Jade Foo Dog Carving
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Antique Chinese Jade Foo Dog Carving

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Hardstones: Pre 1900: Item # 1240914
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Antique carving from Jade of a Chinese foo dog in a curled position. Despite the name, foo dogs (or Shi) are actually lions with dragonlike features and are depicted as guardians, often to the rich and powerful. Ming dynasty. Size: 2.75" long, 1.25" tall