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CHINESE LION DOGS
Possibly Ming but believed no later than the 19th century

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  • Xupes Reference OR1310057a
  • Age Possibly Ming but believed no later than the 19th century
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  • We offer this superb pair antique Chinese pair turquoise glazed seated altar offering lion dogs in the ming style and possibly period or later. This well modeled pair of earthenware figures sit raised on rectangular shaped pedestal bases and both with open mouths and wearing a harness supporting a column shaped candle or incense holder perched on their backs. The figures are nicely detailed and both are decorated in turquoise blue glazes. One of the figures has a black painted character mark to the base and both show signs of good age. Condition The figures are offered in good original condition with loss to the glazed finish as would be customary with pieces dating from the Ming dynasty. The candle or incense holders have signs of residue from use and this is a stylish and interesting pair of figures to add to any serious collection!

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