Vintage Chinese Porcelain Turquoise Foo Dogs 10” - a Pair
Vintage Antique Chinese Porcelain Turquoise ceramic Pair Of foo dogs 10 1/2”
items are made in the 1930s in China, they are considered as handpainted porcelain figurines.
They don't have stamps, as a vintage item, they are still the mass production of early XX century.
Great condition, beautiful Turquoise color.
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. The concept, which originated and became popular in Chinese Buddhism, subsequently spread to other parts of Asia including, Japan, Korea, Tibet, Thailand, Burma, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Cambodia, and Laos