Pair of Chinese Parcel Gild and Polychrome Wood Foo Dogs


Pair of Chinese Parcel Gild and Polychrome Wood Foo Dogs. Hand Carved and both caring a ball inside their mouths. The male holds a ball, the female holds a puppy. The ball represents the world and the puppy represents nature or a nurturing spirit. The male is inhaling, representing life, while the female exhales, representing death. This particular one both lions have a single a wooden pearl in each of their partially opened mouths. The pearl is carved so that it can roll about in the lion’s mouth but sized just large enough so that it can never be removed. There is a right way and a wrong way to position the pair. When you’re facing a pair of foo dogs, the most auspicious placement according to feng shui is with the female on the left and the male on the right. Always display the pair together.



Height: 9.75 in. (24.77 cm), Width: 6.5 in. (16.51 cm), Depth: 4 in. (10.16 cm)

Materials and Techniques:

Fruitwood, Hand-Carved, Hand-Painted

Place of Origin:



Late 19th Century


Good Wear consistent with age and use.

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