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Pair Chinese Ming Dynasty Turquoise Lion Candle Stands
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Two rare turquoise glazed foo lion candle holders of the Ming dynasty, these are not the typical joss stick holders, for reference of this type, please refer to the book " Song dynasty ceramics" by Rose Kerr. Shown on page 57 fig. 53, is a candlestick in the form of a lion, though dated 12th-13th century, the spouted form atop the backside of the lion renders it a candlestick. In good condition with minor chips and grazing of the glaze, all commiserate with age. They measure 6 inches high. PLEASE NOTE: What appears as a break or repair in the 1st photo on one of the lion's legs is a thin line of a white mineral deposit where the glaze ends. Dates circa 1600