To usher in Year of the Dog 2018 I have assembled 9 Doggies from my collection. Here are the first 3 which hail from different periods of Chinese culture or history bearing auspicious greetings on them.
|pottery dogs with auspicious greetings|
Spotted dog on the right from Cizhou kilns of Sung dynasty (960-1279 AD) In the centre dog with black nose likely from 19th century and brown dog on left may date as far back as Chinese prehistory.
More doggie themes on snuff bottles and one carved from rock crystal shown below. Strictly speaking these three are not mine but borrowed from Heng.
|More doggie themes for Year if the Dog|
|White jade pendants with dog carving.|
|Gold Hair toy dog welcomes Year of the Dog 2018|