A beautiful pair of Chinese blue porcelain'Foo Dogs' or Temple Lion Dogs. Fu (or Foo) Dogs, also know as lion dogs, have been represented in Chinese art for more than two thousand years, tracing their symbolic importance back to the spread of Buddhism. The lion is a sacred animal in Buddhism, and when the faith spread to China the lion was adopted as the defender of the law and protector of sacred buildings. The Chinese'Fu' means'happiness' further associating these little dogs with good furtune and joy. Traditionally Fu Dogs are depicted in pairs, a male and a female, with the male resting his paw on a globe and the female resting her paw on a sleeping pup or cub.The figures are invested with great symbolism, the male figure generally representing the guardian spirit and the female the maternal nature. 32.5 cm / 12.8 inch. Width (at the base): app. 10.0 cm / 3.9 inch. The price mentioned is for the pair (2 lions)! "Only one left" means only one PAIR left! The item "Vintage Pair Chinese Fu Foo Dogs Blue Porcelain Temple Lion Figure Figurine Dog" is in sale since Tuesday, October 13, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Figurines\Other Collectible Figurines". The seller is "gallerygreengold" and is located in Delden. This item can be shipped worldwide.