Our man wasn't sure about the temple dogs. They need to go to an expert. The likelihood is they're 19th century Chinese copies of 17th century originals. I thought they might be European. Our man says the Europeans didn't copy things that are so culturally specific. Water birds, yes; temple dogs, no.
We also got him to take some mid-century leather suitcases- two of them from Harrods. They won't go into a London sale but to a small, affiliated saleroom in Bodiam.