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Posted 6 years ago

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i have quite a few different fu dogs in my collection, but i think this one is very special. it is solid bronze, crafted incredibly well, and is definitely old. the originals of these are guarding the gates at Yangxin in the Forbidden City. I know that these are still cast today - apparently in california, as well as china, but i think that this one is at least 100 yrs old - by the remnants of the gilding and the patina and quality. i'd love to hear what other people think. it stands 20" tall.

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  1. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
    i don't think i'll ever find his mate. believe it or not, this was recovered from the metal recycling place in oakland.
  2. flowerrose, 6 years ago
  3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
    thanks jim!
  4. Master Master, 2 years ago
    Absolutely amazing piece
  5. Porcelainlover Porcelainlover, 2 years ago
    Very beautiful piece.
  6. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    thanks Master and Porcelainlover!

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