Fabulous Pair of Japanese Figures of Shishi, circa 1700
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. 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 offers protection from evil. Literature: - Fine and Curious, C.J.A.Jorg, ill 356, p 282- Okimono, Jorge Welsh Gallery, PP 114-116 Ill. 42
Small areas of restoration
£ 32,000.00 GBP
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