Beautiful antique Chinese bronze or brass seal with three legged lucky toad ( turtle like) with its rider - immortal Lui Hai, Four character seal.
Dimension: 2.5 inches tall x 1.25 inches width x 1.25 inches deep ( 5.5 cm tall x 3 cm x 3 cm).
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.