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    Posted 7 years ago

    whatisit
    (7 items)

    A pair of Shishi Lions. They measure about 6" tall. I believe the painting is moriage. These were in a box of items that had belonged to my mother-in-law, and no one recalls seeing them before! There seem to be quite a few similar figures with slight variations. I would enjoy learning any information you might have to share!

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    1. Zowie Zowie, 7 years ago
      I don't know how much is true but I read if it has red markings on the base then they are older so these must have some age which I do like very much good score.
    2. whatisit, 7 years ago
      Thank you Zowie. I did think it was odd that the markings were different on each one.
    3. Vintage_Joe Vintage_Joe, 7 years ago
      Also called Fo Dogs. I think the mark is stamped, it gives you hint for it's age.
      Can't remember it right away.
    4. Vintage_Joe Vintage_Joe, 7 years ago
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Porcelain-Foo-Dog-circa-Early-1900s-Unused-1-c-/400765468962?pt=Asian_Antiques&hash=item5d4f7bc122
      There is something same in this one.
    5. Zowie Zowie, 7 years ago
      I don't know about that I only know what I read & I call them Foo dogs there have been a few here of late
    6. whatisit, 7 years ago
      Vintage_Joe, thank you.
    7. whatisit, 7 years ago
      Thank you jwendell222. I did not know how to identify the male or female. I only noticed a difference in the facial expressions. Now, considering the age, they may have belonged to my husband's grandmother.

    8. whatisit, 7 years ago
      I've updated to SOLVED! Thank you jwendell222, Zowie, and Vinatage_Joe. I will read up a bit on Kutani pottery, for I sure like the look!

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