ANTIQUE BRICK FOO DOG LION
A rare,highly sought after piece for your foo dog collection. Amazing, multi-dimensional foo dog is carved from one solid piece of brick. A lively creature with a happy disposition, he is depicted with his left paw on a longevity ball with his mouth wide open expressing joy and exhilaration.
The Chinese brick carving is an important art creation in the 19th Century. Often used to decorate the walls in the gardens of the social elite, they are time capsules that tell the story of an era. Brick carvings can be found in some of China's most splendid gardens that once upon a time belonged to very important families.
From Shan Xi province. All original. Rare.
DIMENSIONS: 9.5" H X 9" W X 3" D
MATERIALS: Solid brick
CONSTRUCTION: Hand made. Hand carved.
ORIGIN: Shan Xi province
SYMBOLS: Foo Dogs are protectors
ERA: 19th century