VINTAGE SILVER & AMBER FROG PENDANT
Beautiful little silver frog with a belly of genuine Baltic amber. Frog is marked "925". Overall good vintage condition, a little oxidisation, but I think this adds to the little fella's character. Releasing from my own personal collection, this froglet was bought in Poland.
The chain is personal collection; suggested chain here.
In The Complete Dictionary of Symbols, author Jack Tresidder describes frogs and toads thusly: “a loathsome familiar of witches, suggestive of death and the torments of the damned—a demonic symbolism … based perhaps on the toad’s noxious secretions.” In China, toads are regarded as lunar, “yin” and humid symbols, used medicinally and bringers of much-needed rain. Chinese folklore has it that a three-legged toad lived on the moon, also explaining a full eclipse: The toad had swallowed the moon. Frogs also symbolize fertility and birth rituals. The extraordinary degree of the shape-shifting frog—from round egg to tadpole to long-limbed amphibian—also added to the animal’s mystique and symbol of transformation.