Pair Of Stone Chinese Guardian Foo / Fu Dogs

GBP 2,875.00

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Object Description

Chinese Pair of Stone Guardian Foo Dogs/Guardian Lions

Referred to as “Foo Dogs” or “Fu Dogs” in western culture, these handsome stone gatekeepers are seen throughout Asia. Traditional symbols of protection, they are made from durable materials like bronze or stone and are presented in pairs to flank either side of a doorway. While their decoration style varies by culture and religion, handsomely carved and highly detailed pairs were universally indicative of power; initially reserved for temples, royal palaces and the wealthiest of families.

Object Condition

Condition Report

Weathered finish. Generally excellent condition with crisp details. One of the dogs has previously had its upper jaw reattached.

Date of Manufacture

Circa 1920


Early 20th century



Materials and Techniques

Hand carved, Stone


-Wear consistent with age and use

-Minor Losses, scuffs, and scratches

-Historic Repairs

Dimensions (Each)

Height 39 cm

Width 23 cm

Depth 16 cm

Weight 32 kg for both

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:23 x H:39 x D:16 centimeters
  • country

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44(0) 1981 541 155

Dealer Location


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
Grove Barn
United Kingdom