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Vintage Chinese Jade Animal Bead, Frog
Vintage Chinese Jade Animal Bead, Frog
Vintage Chinese Jade Animal Bead, Frog
Vintage Chinese Jade Animal Bead, Frog
Vintage Chinese Jade Animal Bead, Frog

Vintage Chinese Jade Animal Bead, Frog

Regular price $125.00 Sale

Vintage Chinese Jade Animal Bead, Frog Beautiful and unique strand of handcarved Antique Jade beads in the shade of a Frog.  We prefer to display it as decor rather than wear but you can do both.

Each bead is individually carved and polished, and is truly one of a kind piece of art. Comes ready to gift in blue velvet jewelery box.

DIMENSIONS: Strand Length: 20 (in)Bead Width:1/4 (in)Bead Depth:1/4 (in) strand contains 24 beads 

MATERIALS: Hand carved jade

ORIGIN: China

CIRCA: 20th Century

FACTS & HISTORY: In Chinese traditional culture, frog represents the lunar yin, and the Frog spirit Ch'ing-Wa Sheng is associated with healing and good fortune in business.

The frog is most famous in Chinese culture as a sign of prosperity. Ch’an Chu, the three-legged money frog, is a popular statue believed to attract or protect its owner's wealth. In feng shui, the art of planning and building structures to maximize harmony between individuals and the universe, frogs are recognized as a sign of affluence. 

The association between frogs and money can be linked to the myth of Liu Hai, a 10th century bureaucrat who possessed a magical three-legged frog. Whenever the frog would hide in a well, Liu Hai would entice it to appear by dangling gold coins down the well for it to swallow.