Hand-painted blue-and-white foo dogs. The male holds a
reticulated ball under his foot and the female holds a baby foo. Both have a loose marble in their mouth. Small glaze skip and crackle from original firing. No maker's mark.
Guardian lions, or foo dogs, historically fronted the
entrances of Chinese imperial palaces and temples, serving as symbolic protectors. While the original statues are massive, this diminutive, but still fierce, pair is just the right size to stand guard over ...
Vintage blue, white, and cream marble Foo dogs.
Perfect as bookends or paperweights. Made of: marble Dimensions: 3"D x 9"H; base, 4.5"W Condition: some surface scratches Color: blue/white/cream Care: Wipe with a wet cloth.