toad; grotesque

1. Dunmore Pottery
2. Peter Gardner
Grotesque toad, sometimes called a frog these were used as planter sometimes for fern planting (it does not have drainage holes). They are sometimes described as vases. This one has a maroon glaze. Stamped "DUNMORE" in small letters on the base.
Dunmore made these in a number of sizes and colours, they frog is the Chinese grotesque three-legged lucky money frog, a traditional symbol of prosperity and well-being. An alternative version has the same frog in a seated position with its head raised and mouth open to hold flowers.
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Dimensions:0:H 30cm (H 11 13/16")
Dimensions:0:W 21cm (W 8 1/4")
Dimensions:L 34cm (L 1' 1 3/8")
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