Item 387


A Chinese Bronze paper weight depicting Liu Hai playing with a toad. Fitted later wood stand.

This bronze piece is well casted, depicting a Chinese traditional story called “Liu Hai playing with Toad” (刘海戏金蟾). Liu hai holds a string of coins in his right hand and sits on the toad, which implies an auspicious meaning of being prosperous.

明晚期 劉海戲金蟾紙鎮
該藏品彫工精致,雕以中國傳統故事“劉海戲金蟾”。劉海右手執一串銅錢,坐于蟾蜍之上。吉祥物咬錢蟾蜍在風水上是傳統家居佈置上不可缺的一部分。

  • H.6cm
  • Late Ming period – early 17th century