Late 17th Century Dehua / Blanc-de-Chine Dog of Foo. Taper-Stick Holder / Incense Burner. From the provincial kilns of Dehua, a single large, skilfully modelled Kangxi period Buddhist lion. One paw resting on a stylized brocade ball, ribbon in mouth, seated on a plain rectangular plinth.
Condition: The taper chimney is missing. As are some of the applied mane, tail and decorative elements. Also a hairline crack to the left of the mouth and some firing flaws.
Nevertheless these figures are becoming increasingly hard to find. Particularly at this scale and with the quality of modelling that allows.
Approximate sizes: Height 27cm (10.5") x Width 13cm (5") x Depth 8cm (3). A fine addition to any collection. The smaller figure is shown for scale and is not included in the sale. The photographs constitute part of the description. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Porcelain".The seller is "fitz_hanson" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.