Ornate Prosperity Foo Dog with Coin-Stance 2-1/4" Celadon Green Beeswax Candle

Ornate Prosperity Foo Dog with Coin-Stance 2-1/4" Celadon Green Beeswax Candle

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Ornate Prosperity Foo Dog with Coin-Stance 2-1/4" Celadon Green Beeswax Candle

The tradition in China is to protect doorways with a foo dog placed at each side of the door.  They are thought to insure powerful protection.

This is a beautiful, fairly ornate candle with a lot of flourishes.  Wonderful, natural bees wax colored with natural coloring and a cotton wick.  Beeswax is naturally hypoallergenic, burns clean (no soot) without dripping and burns longer than parafin.

We call them foo dogs, but in China they are just called shi, which means lion.  And, as you can see, this little guy is much more of a lion than a dog.  Measures 2-1/2" by 1-5/8" at the base and 2-1/4" high.  Very ornate.  Hand-made, one at a time, but there may still be some minor blemishes.

This little foo dog has a coin in his mouth symboling the prosperity he brings to his owner and domain.  Powerful feng shui object.