Crystal Foo Dog, "Rousing Heaven and Earth to Good Deeds"

$3,390.00
SKU: PEA142.ADAEJ

  • Material: Crystal Glass
  • Technique: Pate de Verre
  • Size: 5.9L x 9.84D x 11.61H inches
  • Limited Edition: 280 pieces (Worldwide)
  • Note: As the art pieces are individually hand-made, the color and dimensions will vary slightly.

Design Concept

The two guardian lion dancers interact with each other and gaze into each other's eyes, symbolizing the vibrant dance of guardian lions welcoming auspiciousness. The traditional imagery of the elder and younger guardian lions playing with a ball symbolizes cooperation and mutual success, conveying the concept of "harmony, sharing glory." The majestic guardian lion features a broad mouth, prominent nose, round eyes, and a curly mane, exuding a gentle and joyful demeanor amidst its strength. Through dynamic composition, the sculpture depicts the guardian lions striding forward with uplifted heads and turning bodies, showcasing powerful forelegs and steady hind legs, sharp claws, and flowing tails, exuding artistic charm. In the details of the sculpture, the guardian lion's thick eyebrows and curly mane, round eyes, and robust nostrils, as well as its mouth holding the ribbon, all display dignity, while the younger guardian lion playing in the ribbon adds liveliness and agility. The exquisite craftsmanship endows the entire piece with a sense of floating and rotation, making it unique in style. The circular composition represents the continuity of cooperation and endless possibilities, while symmetry emphasizes equality and harmony. The use of interconnected circles, intersecting arcs, or other symmetrical designs highlights the harmonious balance of cooperation. The highlight is the rotating axis, enabling continuous 360-degree movement. In design, stainless steel shafts are paired with glass embroidered balls, ensuring perfect alignment of the center of the artwork.

Below the main guardian lions is a linked, hollowed-out gourd-shaped motif, resembling the number "8," symbolizing the elder and younger guardian lions stepping on "fu" (prosperity) and leaping upward, signifying prosperity and fortune. The cultural significance of the gourd in China can be traced back to the "Book of Songs" and "Analects," where it is endowed with auspicious connotations. When mature, the gourd spreads many fruits and contains numerous seeds, thus homophonically symbolizing "fortune and prosperity," implying "fortune and prosperity for generations to come." In cultural contemplation, the amber-colored spinning ball symbolizes inclusiveness of the world, illuminating the connection between the artwork and the viewer with eternal Chinese sentiments. The artwork, "Inspiring Good Fortune," integrates traditional culture with contemporary glass aesthetics, shaping a totemic and timeless image of guardian lion dance. It is said that wherever the guardian lion of fortune goes, it represents prosperity for the family, bringing good luck year after year.