Carved Nephrite Foo Dogs
These two guardians represent yin, with the female on the left, and yang, with the male on the right. The male is holding the ball which symbolizes the world and the female is holding a puppy under her right paw. The lack of any stamped "China" wording dates these vintage protectors to the mid 20th century. There are marks carved inside the base of one of the pair but they are very difficult to decipher.
Excellent condition. Glazing appears flawed on female. Both measure 7 inches in height and 4.5 inches across the base from head to tail. There are some chips and nicks, which are consistent with age and use.