Vase with tiny frogs

Southeast Asian Collection

Accession Nr.: 64.24.1
Type: object for daily use; lacquers
Date of production:
early 1960s
Place of production:
Marks: marked
Materials/Techniques: wood, lacquer
Dimensions: height: 10 cm
The vase is black on the inside, with a goldish-bronze lacquer on the outside, and four little frogs on the sides. The frog is considered a rain-bearing animal in Vietnamese culture, and as such is a popular symbol of fertility.