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KUTANI Porcelain FOO DOGS Fu Dog Ornaments Japanese Shishi Chinese Imperial Asian Figurines Collectibles Chinoiserie Animal Statues Dragon

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This is a pair ornament of Shishi (Japanese Lion) or Fu-dog (Chinese guardian dog) Kutani made. They are characteristic Kutani doll ornament with vivid colors and dynamic appearance.

Shishi in Japan Fu (Foo, Foh) Dogs in China are symbolic animals meant to ward off evil spirits. They are the ancient Chinese/ Japanese emblem of wisdom, power and protection.

Lovely to own always in a pair. Nowadays they are largely used to protect ancient palaces, banks, mansions, shops, malls, businesses, hotels and jewelry shops.

For protection place the male on the left (from inside looking out of your house) and the female on the right.

Handpainted fine porcelain enameled. Cartouche on the bottom of each foo dog.

Condition: excellent . No damage to the pocelain and/or the box.
Box. Dragon and auspicious symbols silk brocade box, lined with yellow and red satin.
This pair of ancient guardian foo dogs makes the perfect present/gift.

Dimensions: each 3” tall, 3 ½” wide, 3 1/2” long
Box: 6 ½” L x 4” H x 4 ¼” W

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KUTANI Porcelain FOO DOGS Fu Dog Ornaments Japanese Shishi Chinese Imperial Asian Figurines Collectibles Chinoiserie Animal Statues Dragon

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Material: fine porcelain
  • Feedback: 66 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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