Pair of Carved Stone Chinese Foo Dog Statues

GBP 8,775.00

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Object Description

In Asian culture, the lion-like guardian lion or foo dog is a symbol of protection and guardianship. Beautifully carved into sandstone, this large pair of foo dog statues once flanked a great doorway. Associated with power and prosperity, detailed statues like these were often only reserved for Asian temples, royal palaces and the wealthiest of families.
Foo Dog Statues
Referred to as “Foo dogs” or “Fu dogs” in western culture, these statues are an impressive addition to gardens and grounds inspired by oriental styles. More than 100 years old, the finely carved details remain in excellent condition with a weathered surface finish from exposure to the elements through the ages.

Additional Information
Dimensions stated are for each foo dog statue.
By removing the block at the back, the depth could be reduced to 57cm to fit into a narrower setting.

Object Condition

Good structural condition. Weathered surface finish.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:41 x H:107 x D:85 centimeters
  • country
  • year
    1880

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From the M50 / Ross-on-Wye
At the end of the M50 take the A40 towards Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. Take the A49 Hereford Road (third roundabout after leaving the M50) Ignore the first two signposts for Wormelow, Stay on the A49 for approximately nine miles take the next left turn after passing the Pilgrim Hotel, singed A466 Wormelow. Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side, the site is called; Grove Farm / The Grove.

From A49 Hereford
Follow the A49 south from Hereford for approximately five miles. After the uphill section at the Callow there is a layby on your right followed by one on your left. Take the next right turn onto the A466 singed Wormelow / Monmouth, Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side on Grove Farm / The Grove.


UK Heritage
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Wormelow
Herefordshire
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