COULD THIS BE A MING TOAD IN TRANSMUTATION GLAZES?
Hi again to you all,
The pictures could help more than my input, the last image is of the base.
However, out of interest, I was able to identify the two characters that are visible on the coin in the toad's mouth.
An antique Chinese coin trading site has genuine Ming coins for sale & character comparisons with these on the toad identify two possible markings:
Yong Li Tong Bao
Yong Chang Tong Bao
both these identify late Ming period coinage.
any comments most welcome,