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Vintage Japanese Bronze Shishi Fu Dog Holding Scrolling Vine Sphere

Vintage Japanese Bronze Shishi Fu Dog Holding Scrolling Vine Sphere


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Metals: Bronze: Pre 1930: Item # 1414726
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 $850.00 
A vintage bronze Japanese Shishi or Fu Dog Okimono holding a spherical scrolling vine ball. Biting a decorative rope, its mouth is open to expel evil. Made in two parts, the sphere separates from the Shishi.

The Shishi is a mythical creature whose purpose to to protect Buddhism. Often seen at the entrance to Buddhist temples, it guards and protects believers of the faith.

Age: Taisho Period (1912-1926)

Dimensions: 9 1/8" High x 15" Long x 7 1/2" Deep