Vintage Chinese Brass Foo Dog Lidded Incense Burner Pot - image 1 of 8

A wonderful little solid brass lidded incense burner pot featuring a guardian Foo Dog finial on the open work lid. The pot sits on three feet and has flared side handles. Heavy brass construction.

Marked on bottom, “MADE IN HONG KONG”. Purchased there in the 1970s at the night market.

Measures 3 inches tall x 3-3/8 inches wide at handles.

Excellent condition.

HISTORIQUE: Foo dogs were actually lions, known as stone lions or shishi. They originated in China, shi, meaning lion or shishi or stone lion. Foo dogs were originally displayed outdoors. These Chinese guardian lions were a traditional Chinese architectural ornament found standing sentry in front of palaces, temples, and homes of the elite. They are typically known in colloquial English as lion dogs or foo dogs.

ITEM ID
A290
COLOR
Bronze
ORIGIN
China • Chinese
PURPOSE
Incense Burners
ITEM TYPE
Vintage

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Vintage Chinese Brass Foo Dog Lidded Incense Burner Pot

$24

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