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Chinese antique bronze  or brass seal three legged toad with Lui Hai

Chinese antique bronze or brass seal three legged toad with Lui Hai


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1910: Item # 1307994

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Beautiful antique Chinese bronze or brass seal , with three legged lucky toad with its rider , immortal liu Hai. Dimension: 2 1/4 inches tall x 1 1/4" width x 1 1/4" depth. Reference: Liu Hai was a Minister of State during the 10th century in China. He was also a Taoist practitioner. One version of the story says that he became good friends with a three-legged toad who had the fabulous ability to whisk its owner to any destination.¹ This particular toad had a love not only for water but also for gold. If the toad happened to escape down a well, Liu Hai could make him come out by means of a line baited with gold coins.