Sancai Glaze Foo Dogs
These two guardians are said to represent balance and protection in the Chinese culture. When two are shown together, one is usually a male and the other female. The glaze is thickly applied, dripping from the head to the feet. The green varies from deep to celadon fading a creamy beige and darkening to a rich brown. The features are detailed and expressive. The coloring is slightly different with one figure having a darker green glaze, while the other has darker amber trim. One figure is also slightly larger than the other. The age is unknown; however they are believed to date to the mid-twentieth century. There some type of etching on the bases which may be numbers. No other markings found.
There is no damage.
The dogs are approximately 6 inches tall and about 5 inches across the base.