This is a 1950’s art pottery frog, it is so life like and these pieces symbolized luck and good fortune in the gardens in Japan. They are very desirable pieces and used all around the world.
This is a unique toad coin purse, it is bizarre and unique. Made in the 1950’s. There is great history to the coin purse. In the 15th century, both men and women wore purses. They were often finely embroidered or ornamented with gold. It was also customary for men to give their new brides purses embroidered with an illustration of a love story. In the 17th century, bags became more complex and elaborate. Girls were taught skills such as embroidery and needlework that could assist them in finding a husband. These skills gave rise to stitched artwork on bags. Around the year 1670, men’s breeches were made with built-in pockets, which caused them to stop carrying purses. They did however carry little netted purses in their pocket to carry money. Than came this 1950 coin purse!!! It was made as a novelty gag item.