This pair of mould-made porcelain lion-dogs or ‘dogs of fo’ are shown standing on leaves with their mouths open and tails erect. The lioness is painted green with an aubergine mane and a yellow cub climbing her right leg. The lion is yellow with a green mane and moveable green brocade ball beneath his left paw; his eyes wobble on stalks. At the back are tubes for incense sticks. These were made as curiosities for a scholar’s desk to perfume the room but were very popular in Europe in the 18th century.

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Thing

Made Of
porcelain
Type of Thing
figure
Subject
lion dog, animal
Techniques
painted, glazed

Place

Found In
China
Made In
Jingdezhen

Time

Acquired In
1876
Made
1662-1722
Period/Culture
Qing dynasty, ["Kangxi", "reign"]

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