If you like an Oriental flair, this spectacular pair of foo dogs are vibrantly hand-painted and thought to date back to 20th century Hungary. Even though the cute pups resemble a puffy Chow Chow or Shih Tzu breed, when the style was first introduced in China they were meant to represent a lion. Although this pair measures the perfect size for a bookshelf or desk ornament, the foo dog statues were originally quite large and kept outdoors by a doorway or gate as guardians.
On top of being fun and original pieces, they are also authenticated by the highly sought after Herend Porcelain stamp. Any dog enthusiast would be thrilled to bring these little guys home, just make sure that you always keep them together on display because it could be bad luck if they are ever separated.
Foo dogs come in pairs, one male and one female. Sometimes it can be difficult to tell which is which as they were originally depicted with a ball and pup to tell them apart. Today you can find them in a wide variety of shapes and sizes each with its own unique look to easily match any brand of interior design.