Need help identifying this statue

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by Alna168, Jul 12, 2019 at 4:03 AM.

  1. Alna168

    Alna168 New Member

    Hi Teacher,

    Could you help me identify this statue?

    What is the date or work ?

    What is the Material ?

    i sprayed some water on the base and it dries very quick. Very strong smell of dirt

    Thank You
     

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  2. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    Welcome! Could you edit your message and "FULL IMAGE" for all of your pictures (it will be next to the image thumbnail)?

    Makes it easier for people to review.
     
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  3. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    Looks to me like a Chinese guardian dog or lion of some sort. The format makes me think it's a roof tile, but I can't tell old or new. How big is it?
     
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  4. laura9797

    laura9797 Well-Known Member

    sancai glaze - usually see roof tiles that are curved but I guess it could be a roof finial?
     
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  5. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Foo Dog with perhaps a Chinese Puzzle ball on back.
     
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  6. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    I don't know enough about this to be certain (only have a thought on this because of embroidery) -- but it looks like this guy has hooves, and I think that makes him Qilin.

    Don't trust me on the topic.
     
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  7. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I'm with Jivvy, possibly a Qilin. Or other Chinese mythical animal with hooves. The vessel on its back is probably for incense.
    Three coloured glaze, so sancai, as Laura said.
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  8. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    That super clean base suggests a recent/modern reproduction. Chinese.
     
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  9. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't call it reproduction. It is an ongoing tradition imo. Recent, yes.
     
  10. Alna168

    Alna168 New Member

    It is not so big. Height from base to ear is 22cm. Length from tail to mouth is 24cm. and the weight is 2224 gram.
     
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    Alna168 New Member

     
  12. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

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