Up for consideration is this Estate Fresh Pair of Large Heavy Antique Carved either Green and White Jade or Stone Stone Foo Dogs on Stands Very Rare. These are hand carved and beautiful! Each Foo Dog or Temple Lions have fierce protective posture.
FOR SALE ARE FOO DOGS ONLY! Cement Pedestals are not included!
The set consists of one male lion and one female lion. They appeared in China with the coming of Buddhism. They are prominently place displayed in the front of government building.
The lion is the symbol of majestic strength, great courage and strong character. When a Temple Lion is seen playing with a ball, it is to signify the moon pearl witch symbolizes blessings and protection against evil. The ball also represents the sun witch is Yang. You always want the pair because one is considered bad luck.
They are to be placed at the entrance of buildings with their back to the front door. If placed inside the faces should be looking or facing the outside, but never facing inside.
The female has the ball. Placement should be on pedestals with the male on the right and the female on the left.
They are in very good to excellent vintage or antique estate condition. One of the foo dogs is separated from it base (see photos). We believe thin set like what is used to lay floor/wall tile could be bused to reattach. We could find no chips. There are lines in the jade but one has to remember jade is an organic naturally earth born mineral. Please view all photos carefully as they are a part of the item description.
We have researched and even small bookend sets of this same type, that are not of same quality are being offered for sale for hundreds of dollars, some around $500! We understand what we are asking might seem high but we honestly feel any buyer will find it hard to find a pair this large, and of as fine a condition (except for the one being detached from the base) at any price! They are truly rare, and even with stated issue museum quality pieces!
They measure approximately 5 inches by 6 inches and 13 inches tall for female, 13.5 inches tall for male.
They each weigh approximately 25 pounds on our bathroom scale.
Please view all photos and ask any questions prior to purchase.
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