Pair of Foo Dogs - China - late 20th Century

Pair of Foo Dogs - China - late 20th Century
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A very beautiful pair of large Foo Dogs made from Brass.
The dogs are very large, as the majority of these are in size around 15cm in length.

Size: 21cm Height, 28cm Length
Weight: 2,7 kg and 2,8 kg

Chinese guardian lions or Imperial guardian lions, often miscalled "Foo Dogs" in the West, are a common representation of the lion in imperial China. Chinese guardian lions are sometimes referred to in English as shishi, from the Chinese shí shī (Chinese: 石獅; pinyin: shíshī; literally: "stone lion"), which refers specifically to lion sculptures in stone.

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