Seller: egostarlynx (2,015) 100%, Location: College Park, Maryland, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 152320102187 Condition: Excellent condition Vintage brass, not a recent re-cast. One of the pair is more tarnished than the other, perhaps because it has had more exposure to the weather (see more in Item Description)., Color: Gold, Maker: Unknown, Material: Brass, Details: Two Vintage Pixiu Tian Lu Brass Door Pulls/Knockers - Feng Shui To Protect & Attract Wealth - EXC Condition Authentic large, heavy, high-quality Vintage brass door pulls. Each door pull measures 7" tall x 7 1/4" wide. The ring in the Pixiu's mouth is 5" in diameter. Four screw holes, one on each corner, for mounting (no hardware.) Note to U.S. shoppers: As USPS rates have gone up and the estimated weight of this shipment is 12 lbs. please compare the two shipping options (shown below) to ensure the best rate for your ZIP code. The package will be thoroughly padded and carefully packed for secure, intact delivery. Adapted from Wikipedia: Pixiu or Pi Yao (Chinese: 貔貅; pinyin: píxiū, Wade-Giles: P'i-hsiu), originally known as Bixie (Chinese: 辟邪; pinyin: bìxié; "to ward off evil spirits"), is a Chinese mythical hybrid creature considered by practitioners of Feng Shui to be a very powerful protector and statues of Pixiu are popular because of their ability to attract wealth. Pixiu is helpful to those who are going through a bad year, according to the Chinese zodiac. Pixiu is the ninth offspring of the dragon, an earth and sea variation. Pixiu is a winged lion with a dragon type of face. He has one horn. He craves the smell of gold and silver and is a particularly influential and auspicious creature, with mystical powers to draw wealth, or Cai Qi (財氣), from all directions. He likes to carry money in his mouth to his master. There are two different types of Pixiu: one with two horns is known as Pi Ya (possibly a corruption from pi xie (辟邪)) and one with one horn called Tian Lu (天祿) (Pi Chen). This pair are both Tian Lu.Pi Ya - wards off evil and has the ability to assist anyone suffering from bad Feng Shui, due to offending the Grand Duke Jupiter (also called as Tai Sui (太岁)). Pi Ya must be placed facing out of the house. Displaying Pi Ya at the affected area of the house or office can avoid misfortune and disasters. For display at openings or entrances, a pair of Pi Ya is needed.Tian Lu (天祿) - is in charge of wealth. Displaying Tian Lu at home or in the office is said to prevent wealth from flowing away. For attracting wealth, one may place Pi Ya at the desired wealth area or area of accumulated wealth. Do not place Tian Lu directly facing any person, in a confronting position. Ideally, Tien Lu should not be placed on the floor and should never be place above eye level. According to Feng Shui history, Pixiu were commonly displayed in ancient architecture to ward off Yin Qi (陰氣) and to harness auspicious Qi. Statues of Pixiu are commonly found on the four corners of the roofs of houses - usually houses of important people such as the emperor. The Pixiu is lined 5th, behind the dragon, phoenix, winged horse and sea horse. In ancient China, statues of Pixiu were also used as tomb guardians. One cannot touch the mouth of the Pixiu, "because the touching its mouth would ruin the wealth".