Asian Guardian Lions Shishi Style Foo Dogs Bookends
Shi means lion. Shishi means foo dogs in English language. The pair of guardian lions are Made of composed materials, believe to be painted & colored in pinkish. They are heavy. Pair of Asian (Chinese) Shishi's are nested in original textile, firm blue fabric box. Pair of Paperweights or Bookends. The Interior of the case is of blue and red fabric. Lions are beautifully carved, believed to be painted. heavy and are in aged condition. One has imperfection a cut highlighted on the last image. They are from several decades and considered vintage / art deco period. Sourced from private charity under decorative object in The United States. under the base as indicated on the image, there are few needle marks which could be a possible insignia of the maker or just is.
Height of object 4" x 1.75" square
Box is 6" x 5" x 2" and is distressed.