Limited Edition 3,000 units. The hoptoad is a lucky symbol. A long time ago, a Chinese legend reports that a girl, daughter of the king of dragons was transformed into a hoptoad and jumped onto a lotus flower. When she was falling off the lotus flower, a man rescued her. In order to see this man again and thank him, the girl was changed into a hoptoad again the next day and spitted out some ancient coins as a gesture of appreciation to the man. When he picked up the coins, the hoptoad changed back to the girl. They became husband and wife and lived happily ever after. Since then, Chinese people consider that Hoptoad with money in the mouth brings fortune and is synonymous with wealthy standings in life.
Lladr presents an interpretation of this amulet featuring elements traditionally associated with this frog: There should be 7 lumps with a line on the back of the hoptoad. It is called seven-star hoptoad, and it is the most distinct characteristic of the hoptoad. Another characteristic is that it has 3 legs, which means good luck and fortune. Theres a very ancient coin coming from the hoptoads mouth. The hoptoad is surrounded with many ancient coins. Engraved on the coins appears a symbol which means capture all the fortune, bring wealth. On the head we see the Chinese inscription ?that means King. The protuberances on the back of the frog bring good luck
How to display the hop toad: -To be displayed in the office or at home to bring more fortune to its owner. -To be displayed in a upper position, so that the money flows down like a waterfall. -Not to be displayed facing a window or a door, because the money might fly away. -To be placed just inside the door facing inside the house, it will bring good fortune.
Particularly noteworthy is the polished effect of the gold luster applied to the coins, bothon the base as well as around the frogs neck. The effect reproduces to perfection the appearance of this precious metal. A large variety of colors have also been used in the decoration, consisting basically of enamels which add great wealth and brilliance to the piece