CHINA QING DYNASTY 18th CENTURY RECLINING FOO DOG CARVED IN WHITE NEPHRITE JADE GIA
CHINA QING DYNASTY 18th CENTURY RECLINING FOO DOG CARVED IN WHITE NEPHRITE JADE GIA
CHINA QING DYNASTY 18th CENTURY RECLINING FOO DOG CARVED IN WHITE NEPHRITE JADE GIA
CHINA QING DYNASTY 18th CENTURY RECLINING FOO DOG CARVED IN WHITE NEPHRITE JADE GIA
CHINA QING DYNASTY 18th CENTURY RECLINING FOO DOG CARVED IN WHITE NEPHRITE JADE GIA
CHINA QING DYNASTY 18th CENTURY RECLINING FOO DOG CARVED IN WHITE NEPHRITE JADE GIA
CHINA QING DYNASTY 18th CENTURY RECLINING FOO DOG CARVED IN WHITE NEPHRITE JADE GIA
CHINA QING DYNASTY 18th CENTURY RECLINING FOO DOG CARVED IN WHITE NEPHRITE JADE GIA
CHINA QING DYNASTY 18th CENTURY RECLINING FOO DOG CARVED IN WHITE NEPHRITE JADE GIA
CHINA QING DYNASTY 18th CENTURY RECLINING FOO DOG CARVED IN WHITE NEPHRITE JADE GIA
CHINA QING DYNASTY 18th CENTURY RECLINING FOO DOG CARVED IN WHITE NEPHRITE JADE GIA
CHINA QING DYNASTY 18th CENTURY RECLINING FOO DOG CARVED IN WHITE NEPHRITE JADE GIA
CHINA QING DYNASTY 18th CENTURY RECLINING FOO DOG CARVED IN WHITE NEPHRITE JADE GIA
CHINA QING DYNASTY 18th CENTURY RECLINING FOO DOG CARVED IN WHITE NEPHRITE JADE GIA
CHINA QING DYNASTY 18th CENTURY RECLINING FOO DOG CARVED IN WHITE NEPHRITE JADE GIA
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CHINA QING DYNASTY 18th CENTURY RECLINING FOO DOG CARVED IN WHITE NEPHRITE JADE GIA

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A RECLINING FOO DOG FROM THE QING DYNASTY (1644-1911).

DELICATE ANTIQUE SCULPTURE OF A RECLINED FOO DOG, FROM THE CHINA, QING DYNASTY (1644-1911) PERIOD, Circa 18th CENTURY. IS CARVED FROM NATURAL WHITE TRANSLUCENT NEPHRITE JADE, IN FULL RECLINING THREE DIMENSIONAL POSE. EXHIBITING GREAT DETAILS, ESPECIALLY EVIDENT IN THE MANE, TEETH, CLAWNS, HAIRS AND THE WELL DEFINED APPENDAGES ON THE BOTTOM PART.

THIS LITTLE MYTHICAL BEAST SCULPTURE, HAVE A TOTAL WEIGHT OF 59.67 Grams OR 298.35 CARATS.

THE MEASURES ARE, 48.11 BY 27.98 BY 29.97 mm (1.89 x 1.34 x 1.18 Inches).

THE FOO DOG OR PHO DOG, IS A TRADITIONAL CHINESE ARCHITECTURAL ORNAMENT. TYPICALLY MADE OF STONE OR JADE, THESE DECORATIONS ARE ALSO KNOWN AS STONE LIONS OR "SHISHI". FOO DOGS THAT ARE PLACED INSIDE OR OUTSIDE A BUILDING ARE MEANT TO PROTECT YOUR HOME OR WORKPLACE FROM NEGATIVE ENERGY. IS A TRADITIONAL CHINESE ARCHITECTURAL ORNAMENT. TYPICALLY MADE OF STONE, THESE DECORATIONS ARE ALSO KNOWN AS STONE LIONS OR "SHISHI". FOO DOGS THAT ARE PLACED INSIDE OR OUTSIDE A BUILDING ARE MEANT TO PROTECT YOUR HOME OR WORKPLACE FROM NEGATIVE ENERGY.

SINCE THE INTRODUCTION OF THIS MYTHICAL LION SYMBOLISM FROM THE INDIAN CULTURE, SPECIALLY THROUGH BUDDHIST SYMBOLISM, STATUES OF GUARDIAN LIONS HAVE TRADITIONALLY STOOD IN FRONT OF CHINESE IMPERIAL PALACES, IMPERIAL TOMBS, GOVERNMENT OFFICES, TEMPLES AND THE HOME OF GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND THE WEALTHY, FROM THE HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-220 AD), AND WERE BELIEVEDTO HAVE POWERFULMYTHIC PROTECTIVE BENEFITS.

PROVENANCE: A PRIVATE COLLECTION IN NEW YORK CITY, A PRIVATE COLLECTION IN PALM BEACH FL.

LITERATURE: CHINESE JADE FROM THE COLLECTION OF ALAN & SIMONE HARTMAN, ROBERT KLEINER, PRESSROOMHONG, KONG 1996, Pp-63. JADE, CH'ING DYNASTU TREASURES, NATIONAL MUSEUM OF HISORY, EXHIBITION AT TAIWAN, SEVERAL AUTHORS, 1998 Pp-100-104. FOR SIMILAR EXAMPLES.

COLLATERAL: THIS PIECE IS ACCOMPANIED BY THE GIA LABORATORY REPORT NUMBER, 5212505796 STATING IS A NATURAL AND TRANSLUCENT WHITE NEPHRITE JADE.

THIS PIECE OF ART IS, IN PERFECT CONDITION WITH SOME REMAINS OF THE ORIGINAL BROWNISH INK ACCENTS.

INVENTORY REF: P0000RCNU/.1111


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