Pair Antique Chinese Sancai Pottery Foo Dog and Bronze Candelabra
This extraordinary pair of candelabra feature Chinese Sancai pottery foo dogs set upon gilt bronze pedestals, each with three foliate style bronze candle arms with polychrome porcelain blossoms Measures: 30.5 x 19 x 17.25 in; 78 x 48 x 44 cm. Candle cups are fitted with silvered metal holders.
Overall condition is good, considering age. The lions show some crazing and repainting to the curling wisp on one lion plus on two spots on its tail and back appear to have been overpainted. There are some losses to the porcelain flowers and one missing blossom. Each dog has a few chips to the glaz, mostly on the rear of the heads and back, plus some small losses to the edges of the edges and claws on the paw feet. There are small losses to the tips of the petal flowers throughout, and half of one porcelain flower is missing. One of the candle arm mounts at the base is loose.