An exuberantly charming Chinese porcelain figure of a recumbent Foo Lion, heavily potted and finely modeled and detailed in lustrous brown glaze with Famille Verte highlights. Traditionally the symbol of guardianship, but with that happy face he doesn’t appear too threatening!  But foo lions are also a symbol of success and prosperity which is more fitting for the joyful personality of this character.  With only two small losses to two of his ‘canine teeth’, otherwise in remarkably fine condition and resting upon a handsome hardwood carved base.  Measuring 4 1/2″ x 7 1/4″ without the base. Late 19th century. $2,600.00