Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
A large pair of Chinese ceramic fu dogs with a Sancai ware "three colors" palette in green, brown, and blue with natural clay white in a transparent crackle glaze. The large pair of fu dogs stand opposite each other, eyes faced forward, their mouths slightly open in a snarling grin. The front right foot of the male fu dog rests upon a rounded "xi qui" floral ball, representing rule and supremacy over the world. The female fu dog rests her left front foot over the stomach of her playful fu dog cub, representing a nurturing disposition. Each fu dog is seated atop a raised pedestal with chrysanthemums on either side and a large opening towards the front.

Republic period

Dimensions: 25" L x 9 1/2" D x 30" H each
item #1397032