Subject:Re: Help ID Monochrome Olive Green Glaze Ceramic Foo Dog
Posted By: Bill H Mon, May 20, 2019
I've seen this type of Buddhistic Lion or "Foo Dog" referred to as Chinese Ming-style and Nanking-style, among other names. An open base like this signifies the piece was slip-cast, a technique the Chinese started using in the early 20th century. The bottom is fairly clean, which suggests to me the piece may be no older than late 20th century, a judgment also influenced by the small circular mark, which coincides more with late 20th century practices than preceding ones, in my opinion.
If you can get a better photo of the mark, perhaps someone might recognize it and help to refine the date of manufacture.