Signed Hand Made Foo Dog by Erte Genuine Solid Bronze Sculpture Figurine Figure

EuropeanBronzeSKU: YRD-638

Sale price$249.00$124.50
50% off


Condition: This sculpture is in perfect condition
Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base:
Height 7 1/2" X Width 5"
Marble Dimensions:5" X 3 1/2"

Height without base:9 1/2"
Weight:5 LBS

This bronze sculpture depicts a "Foo Dog," a type of Chinese guardian lion renowned for its mystic protective powers. Historically, these statues were positioned prominently in front of significant structures such as Imperial palaces, tombs, government offices, temples, and the residences of officials and the affluent during the Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). The symbolism of pairs of guardian lions, embodying the yin and yang principles (with the female representing yin and the male yang), endures as a common decorative motif. Often found flanking entrances to establishments like restaurants, hotels, and supermarkets, these guardian lions serve both aesthetic and symbolic functions.

Crafted through the meticulous process of lost-wax casting, this handmade bronze sculpture is a testament to traditional artistry. The ancient method ensures intricate details are captured in the final product. To enhance its aesthetic appeal and preserve its timeless quality, the sculpture is stained with a brown patina finish. The piece is securely mounted on a black variegated marble base, showcasing a fusion of materials that adds to its overall visual impact. This particular sculpture bears the mark of European Bronze Finery, attesting to its quality, and features the signature of the renowned artist Erte, further elevating its artistic significance.

You may also like

Recently viewed