About the item: Pair of large antique 19th Century Chinese cast iron Fo Dogs /Temple Lions, c1890. They are well cast and decorated and very heavy. One is slightly taller than the other (by a few cm) but otherwise they are identical.They have aged beautifully with traces of original paint /gilding. They have probably been displayed outside at some point and have extensive signs of rust/Verdigris which again add to their charm and character. Overall condition is good with only minor surface wear / rubbing/rust and paint loss, all very much as you would expect from examples of this age.
Please refer to the detailed photographs and feel free to contact me with any questions or if you would like to view the item. Size: 25cm tall x 27cm long x 15cm wide. About me: I have been a passionate collector of antiques and collectables for over 30 years.My tastes are diverse and range from fine antique furniture, African , Indian and Asian ethnographic antiques and tribal art, to vintage slot machines - the more unusual and curious the better! I have travelled extensively throughout Africa, Asia, India, North America and much of my collection has been sourced in the Country of origin. After many years of collecting I decided to start to sell and have established'Curious Antiques' which specialises in a range of fine and more unusual antiques. These include fine furniture, religious items, militaria, amusement machines and one of the Countries best collections of African, Chinese, Eastern and Indian tribal and ethnographic antiques. I value your custom and will do all I can to keep you happy and satisfied. The item "Pair Large Antique 19th Century Chinese Cast Iron Fo Dogs/Temple Lions, c1890" is in sale since Wednesday, July 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Figurines & Statues".1328" and is located in North Walsham. This item can be shipped worldwide.