There are multiple high definition super-sized pictures at the bottom of this page. A very decorative and rare vintage pair of table lamps depicting to Foo dog protectors, these lamps are very large statement pieces, they have the original patina and finish which is unaltered, the fixtures and fittings are all vintage and original, the light fitment is bronzed and stamped. Chinese guardian lions or Imperial guardian lions, often miscalled “Foo Dogs” in the West, are a common representation of the lion in imperial China. Chinese guardian lions are sometimes referred to in English as shishi, from the Chinese shí sh Chinese. Pinyin: shísh; literally: “stone lion”, which refers specifically to lion sculptures in stone. The concept, which originated and became popular in Chinese Buddhism, subsequently spread to other parts of Asia including, Japan, Korea, Tibet, Thailand, Burma, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Cambodia, Laos and Singapore. You couldn’t really hope to find a nice better pair with a better colour, they tick all the right boxes. Height:- 51.5cm. Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, if you would like any additional or specific measurements please ask. Wimbledon-Furniture is a privately owned family ran business out of Wimbledon SW19, we have four large storage warehouses, if you have any questions my number is under the business sellers information, please feel free to call or text. Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description around condition. Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of cracking creasing and wear, we recommend regular waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade. The item “STUNNING PAIR OF MID CENTURY CERAMIC CHINESE LION FOO DOG GUARDIANS TABLE LAMPS” is in sale since Tuesday, October 30, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Antique Furniture\Lamps\20th Century”. The seller is “wimbledon-furniture-01″ and is located in London Wimbledon. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Material: Ceramic
- Type: TABLE LAMP
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Style: French