You have a chance to own an extremely rare pair of Qing Dynasty fu-dogs(foo dogs). These items are as found.
This pair of exceptionally fine iron fu-dogs at play is a rare find from an estate collection. The male with a sphere, and female with a cub beneath her paw, both of their massive heads are looking up, bulging eyes, square open jaws, and finely striated manes. Rising flames on their bodies indicated that they are sacred creatures. Though these beasts have the appearance of the Chinese guardian lions, their hovering position of wide stretched feet and arched backs, frolicking in twist and turn as if onto themselves, such rhythmic movement emanates an unusual playfulness that set them apart from the traditional guardian lions; both in sculptural composition and historic significance.Female: H 9.5 in. (24cm) x W 11 in. (28cm) x D 15 in. Items together weigh over 50lbs. I did not want to list them separately, I wanted to keep them as a pair, they have been together over 142 years.
Please see pictures for details and thanks for looking. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Other Chinese Antiques". The seller is "tdbconstruction528-9" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.