Ming Dynasty Mythical Beast Foo Dog Carving

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Ming Dynasty Mythical Beast Foo Dog Carving
Beautiful white, light gray, and russet Nephrite Jade. Intricately carved in the classic recumbant form. Excellent old hand polish. From an old Pennsylvania Collection. Foo Dogs, Chinese quardian lions, are the ancient sacred dogs of Asia who have traditionally guarded palaces, temples, tombs and homes of the wealthy. The Foo Dog (lion dog) statues also make a strong statement and add style to any room, front porch or garden. These dogs have magnificent aesthetic appeal and a rich history of legend and tradition. Foo Dogs can be traced as early as the Han Dynasty. Their first appearance was in Chinese art, which dates back to approximately 208 BC to about 221 AD. Foo Dogs vanished for nearly 400 years after their first appearance. Foo Dogs were popular because of their meaning. The lion is known as the proud master of the feline race. It is not indigenous to China, although lion artwork and sculptures were imported gifts to the Emperor. Foo Dogs have the appearance of a lion. The lion in Buddhist religion is seen as sacred, and has sometimes been offered to Buddha as a sacrifice. The name given to these guardians originates from China. The Chinese word for Buddha is Fo or Fu, which led to the original title Dog of Fo. Jade is the one stone that comes to mind when it comes to Chinese adornments. The stone can be found in varying shades of milky white to deep emerald green. Is made from a rounded rectangular block masterfully carved with fine detail. Beautiful white Jade with russet veining. Ming Dynasty, 1368 – 1644 A. Measures 54mm Long x 28mm Tall. __________________________________________________ Jackson’s On Main sells high quality art and antiquities at excellent prices from both our extensive collection and from the private collections of our clients and various estates. Jackson’s On Main History. Our business was established in 1966 by Claude and William Jackson, father and son, in Hollywood, California. Claude Jackson (now deceased) was a well known West Coast artist who executed numerous fine works many depicting the great movie stars of early Hollywood. Several of his works have been published and those originals now reside in the collections of various noted individuals and institutions. Most notable probably is his depiction of Marilyn Monroe in his’Red Kimono’, 1975, published as the centerfold in Roger Taylor’s anthology. As time passed we diversified and grew and now we maintain a 3,000 square foot full service walk-in art and antique Gallery in Mt. We are fully staffed and equipped to provide prompt professional service and we guarantee ALL sales to be as described. We also are always interested in purchasing quality art works and we pay top dollar. Please send pictures for quotes. We guarantee your full satisfaction with every sale. Bill and Donna Jackson Owners. International Buyers Please Note. The free listing tool. The item “MING DYNASTY MYTHICAL BEAST FOO DOG CARVING” is in sale since Thursday, April 16, 2015. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Figurines & Statues”. The seller is “jacksonsonmain” and is located in Mount Sterling, Kentucky. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Type: Necklaces & Pendants
  • Region of Origin: China
  • Age: Pre-1800
  • Primary Material: Jade
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Color: White

Ming Dynasty Mythical Beast Foo Dog Carving