Pair of Chinese hardwood Fu Lions of superb quality
Pair of Chinese hardwood Fu Lions of superb quality
Pair of Chinese hardwood Fu Lions of superb quality
Pair of Chinese hardwood Fu Lions of superb quality
Pair of Chinese hardwood Fu Lions of superb quality
Pair of Chinese hardwood Fu Lions of superb quality
Pair of Chinese hardwood Fu Lions of superb quality
Pair of Chinese hardwood Fu Lions of superb quality
Pair of Chinese hardwood Fu Lions of superb quality
Pair of Chinese hardwood Fu Lions of superb quality

Pair of Chinese hardwood Fu Lions of superb quality

1880 China

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A late 19th century pair of Chinese hardwood Fu Lions of superb quality.

The 'Fu Lions' or 'Dogs of Fo' are always found in pairs, the pair being a male and a female. The lion is a symbol of majestic strength, courage & strength of character.

These figures symbolize protection and were often found at the entrances to buildings and traditionally stood guarding Chinese Imperial palaces & tombs, temples and important buildings.

The male lion who represents Yang has its paw resting on a ball, the ball possibly representing the moon pearl which symbolizes protection against evil.

The female lion who represents Yin has her paw resting on a lion cub which represents the circle of life.

These figures have a ball in each mouth, this represents a pearl that can roll around the mouth but sized in a way that it cannot be removed.

These figures are in excellent condition and can go straight into a home and / or collection.
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Dimensions
Height 49.50 cm (19.49 inches)
Width 24.00 cm (9.45 inches)
Depth 16.50 cm (6.50 inches)
Stock Code
LVS480
Medium
Hardwood
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