Vintage Japanese Large Brass Foo Dog Lidded Incense Burner Pot - image 1 of 9

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

Sized to easily hold a number of charcoal discs at one time and therefore is an excellent choice for large spaces such as churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, meeting centers, large homes, and outdoor spaces.

Incised on bottom, “JAPAN”. Dates to pre-WWII.

Measures 7-1/4 inches tall x 7-5/8 inches wide at handles.

Excellent structural condition. Brass shows darkening. The piece could be polished if preferred.

HISTORIQUE: Foo dogs were actually lions, known as stone lions or shishi. Foo dogs were originally displayed outdoors, 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.

Guardian Lions are a symbol of power and protection.

ITEM ID
A312
COLOR
Bronze
ORIGIN
Japan • Japanese
ITEM TYPE
Vintage

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Vintage Japanese Large Brass Foo Dog Lidded Incense Burner Pot

$45

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