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China Antique Bronze Frog  "Ornament"

China Antique Bronze Frog "Ornament"

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1910: Item # 717597

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This scowling reptile is supposed to be a frog, and probably is. But he reminds me of an Arizona Gila Monster -- a very poisonous creature. The object is bronze, probably 19th Century, many warts on his back -- and that face, only a Mother could love. Somebody took a little piece out of it long ago, making him even more ferocious. Made in China.