Chinese Han Dynasty Foo Dog Marble Paperweight

GBP 125.00

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Object Description

A finely carved Chinese marble paperweight in the shape of a lion dog, dating from the Han Dynasty period. The domed paperweight features a sectioned and flat depiction of the animal, whose torso is shown recumbent on wave-like element and sculpted through deep carvings in the stone. Its anatomical features, the large paws, face with wide open eyes, and large cat-like nose and cheeks are rendered in a very appealing manner, making this item a compelling expression of ancient Chinese craftsmanship.

Date: Circa 1st-2nd Century AD
Period: Han Dynasty

Object History

The C. Roger Moss OBE collection. The late C. Roger Moss OBE was a renowned art collector who, throughout the years, thanks to his determination and enthusiasm, was able to create an outstanding collection of artworks, most prominently from China and the Orient, but also from other cultures.

Object Condition

Very fine, the marble is in excellent condition.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:6.5 x H:6 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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