A monumental pair of Chinese hardwood temple corbels, finely carved as a pair of fu dogs and their offspring. Each adult fu dog stands on their front legs with the rear legs pointed upwards, so that they would press against the ceiling. The front legs are balanced atop a floral xiu qiu ball, and a rambunctious baby fu dog clings by its claws to the ball. With small traces of pigments.
Mounted for display on museum quality steel bases.
Early 19th Century
Dimensions: 20" Width x 9" Depth x 49" Height (54" height with base)