Description

Chinese Qing dynasty pair of porcelain balusters vases mounted as table lamps, decorated with Classic iron red foo dogs / lions. Each vase has one large foo dog on the front of the vase surrounded by smaller ones. On the back side are rows of Chinese calligraphy, usually a poem and name of the maker. The vases have stylized foo dog handles and are mounted on gilded wooden bases, with all new hardware and double cluster sockets and wiring.
In very good to excellent condition with wear commensurate with age and use.
The vases date likely to the reign of the Tongzhi Emperor (27 April 1856 – 12 January 1875), born Zaichun of the Aisin Gioro clan, who was the tenth emperor of the Manchu-led Qing dynasty, and the eighth Qing emperor to rule over China proper.


Red Iron Chinese Foo Dog Lamps a Pair

OF THE PERIOD: Qing Dinasty (Tongzhi period )
PLACE OF ORIGIN: China
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: 1856-1875
PERIOD: Mid 18th Century
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Enameled Porcelain
CONDITION:Excellent
See Condition Descriptions
WEAR: Consistent in age and use
HEIGHT: 36 in ( 91 cm)
DIAMETER: 9 in ( 23 cm)
NUMBER OF ITEMS: 2

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Red Iron Chinese Foo Dog Lamps a Pair

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Chinese Qing dynasty pair of porcelain balusters vases mounted as table lamps, decorated with Classic iron red foo dogs / lions. Each vase has one large foo dog on the front of the vase surrounded by smaller ones. On the back side are rows of Chinese calligraphy, usually a poem and name of the maker. The vases have stylized foo dog handles and are mounted on gilded wooden bases, with all new hardware and double cluster sockets and wiring.
In very good to excellent condition with wear commensurate with age and use.
The vases date likely to the reign of the Tongzhi Emperor (27 April 1856 – 12 January 1875), born Zaichun of the Aisin Gioro clan, who was the tenth emperor of the Manchu-led Qing dynasty, and the eighth Qing emperor to rule over China proper.