Vintage Foo Dogs - Turquoise Glaze
These two miniature 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 appears to be holding something under her main with her right paw. What was thought to be a fault in glazing appears to be some type of representation of a pup that is typically depicted with the female foo dogs. When viewing with a loop there is definite form and what may even be a character under the mane. The glazing and the impressed marks to the unglazed base dates these vintage protectors to the mid 20th century. The marks are very difficult to decipher but there appears to be 美 and 五.
Excellent condition. Glazing appears flawed on female. Both measure 2" x 2"