Fabulous Pair of Japanese Figures of Shishi, circa 1700



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Two large Japanese figures of shishi

both with their mouths open showing tongue and teeth,

their body decorated with large green red and brown dots

Height 30 and 24 cm respectively

Conditions: small areas of restoration

Literature: Fine and Curious, C.J.A.Jorg, ill 356, p 282

The Shishi is Japanese variant of the Chinese foh dog ; It has a curly mane, a fierce expression, a bushy tail and large eyes; It offer protection from evil

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