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Antique Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Foo Fu Dog Fish Woman Figurine Signed
Measures 4 1/4" H x 3 1/4" L x 2" W
This particular piece has become one of my favorites from the collection of antique Chinese porcelain figurines we've acquired. The colors are just brilliant!
A carefully detailed figure rides on the head of what looks like a 'Foo Dog Fish (?)'. The figurine, itself, is highly glazed and 'smooth to the touch. The Foo Dog Fish is hand painted using greens and sienna reds as a base color. The tips of the Foo Dog Fish's 'horn' and 'tail' do have slight paint wear, but this does not take much away from this old piece. There are also a few other places that have very minor paint wear (see photos).
There are no chips, breaks or cracks that I can see on this figurine. The bottom has 'CHINA' and the maker's mark incised on it. I cannot make out who the maker is, but I took photos to show-hopefully this helps.
We've recently acquired a large amount of antique Chinese figurines, most of which are bird related. We have taken lots of pictures of every angle/top and bottom in order to give you a good idea of the actual figurine. Some are signed and stamped.
Through research on the internet, we have learned that many of these pieces are from the late 19th century with the possiblity of some being earlier and some being later. Although I had studied and read numerous articles, I have a hard time distinguishing between certain styles such as Famille Rose and Famille Verte (for example). I apologize for this-if I am way off on any of these pieces, I would not be offended if anyone has more information.
Each figurine is unique in its own way. There are different types of porcelain used such as 'mud porcelain' on some pieces and there's a variety in the thickness in the glazes. Some figurines are brilliant and color and some are muted.
We do not claim to be experts nor would we attempt to mislead anyone into thinking something is not what it is. This collection was acquired at an estate sale (and it's only a small fraction of what this person had) and we are offering it to someone who will appreciate it. Upon receiving it, the figurines were quite dirty from storage, but we have carefully cleaned them off in order to observe any flaws. They may need a professional cleaning upon arrival, but we will leave that up to the new owner. We will describe exactly what we see on each figurine, noting any flaws or special attributes, but if you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact us. Thanks for looking!
***Vintage jewelry may show signs of wear-this is to be expected with older pieces. If something is significantly damaged, I will either note it in the description, or not list it at all.
***Sterling silver pieces may need to be cleaned and polished.
***Collectibles are obtained from various places. I will not send filthy items to anyone. They may need to be professionaly cleaned, but I will leave that up to the new owner.
l combine shipping up to 7 days from the end of the first item won/purchased. Please contact me in advance with your intentions so I know when to send the final invoice.
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Payment due within 7 days from end of sale or item will be relisted and reported. Buyer is to contact me within 3 days from the end of sale with method of payment if payment hasn't already been made. This will help me be able to provide you with better service and ensure that your package is ready to ship in a timely manner.
Currently, I am not shipping outside of the US due to the high cost of tracking and insurance fees. I will not ship First Class, even though it's cheaper, because I'll have to take the hit for 'lost' packages. I apologize for this and have enjoyed my international customers in the past. There is always delivery conformation included in the shipping and handling charges.
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