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

  • Height : 6cm
  • Late Ming period