Chinese porcelain blue and white and celadon glazed water dropper in the form of a three-legged toad, moulded with relief nodules covering the body, the chest with a brown glazed slip, the base unglazed.
Qianlong, circa 1780.
4 ½ inches, 11.4 cm long.
Luting line cleaned.
Provenance & Additional Information
- From a private English collection, Newbold Pacey Hall, Worcestershire.
- The three-legged toad is the familiar of the immortal Liu Hai and helped him travel the world.