Chinese fu dog candle holders, old bronze foo dogs w/ black cast iron finish

Chinese fu dog candle holders, old bronze foo dogs w/ black cast iron finish
Chinese fu dog candle holders, old bronze foo dogs w/ black cast iron finish
Chinese fu dog candle holders, old bronze foo dogs w/ black cast iron finish
Chinese fu dog candle holders, old bronze foo dogs w/ black cast iron finish
Chinese fu dog candle holders, old bronze foo dogs w/ black cast iron finish
Chinese fu dog candle holders, old bronze foo dogs w/ black cast iron finish
Chinese fu dog candle holders, old bronze foo dogs w/ black cast iron finish
Chinese fu dog candle holders, old bronze foo dogs w/ black cast iron finish
Chinese fu dog candle holders, old bronze foo dogs w/ black cast iron finish
Chinese fu dog candle holders, old bronze foo dogs w/ black cast iron finish
Chinese fu dog candle holders, old bronze foo dogs w/ black cast iron finish
Chinese fu dog candle holders, old bronze foo dogs w/ black cast iron finish

Six bronze fu dogs made to hold candles, probably Chinese, though we couldn't find any markings on these.

They're very heavy for their size (3 3/4" x 3 3/4" overall) and quite detailed, although all vary a bit from casting / manufacturing flaws.

We know very little about the history of these pieces, all we know is they're out of the estate of a lady to traveled extensively 15-25 years ago at the time of her retirement.

She brought these back home to the midwest, but where she bought them or if they were new or antique at that time is a mystery - we haven't been able to track down a lot of information about these, sorry!

Sale price: $208.50
Item #s8161