A beautiful pair of Chinese blue and white porcelain imperial guardian lions (shishi), also known as foo dogs. They are a contemporary production and feature a distressed finish for an antique appearance.
The female lion represents yin and symbolically protects the people dwelling in the home - she is featured with her cub under her paw. The male lion has his paw on a ball that signifies control over his domain and protection of his home.
Because of their protective symbolism, foo dogs are traditionally placed to flank the entrance of the home and should be displayed in places where they are sure to be noticed. Place this pair on a console in the foyer, or make them a focal point of the living room atop of the mantel.
- Set of two figurines
- 6.5"H x 8"L x 3.75"W
- Glazed porcelain
- New antique reproduction featuring purposeful imperfections and made to appear old