This is a beautiful frog bottle done in the Raku style of pottery.
The Raku style was developed by a family of potters from Japan during the late 1500s. The critical techniques that give the pottery its unique and iridescent metallic look involve firing the pieces at low temperatures and interrupting the firing process. The techniques result in every piece being unique in coloring and pattern.
This type of bottle is what is traditionally known as a "poison bottle." But I assure you that THIS frog is not poisonous (although many live frogs are...) and that there is no lead in the glaze on the bottle.
The bottle is sealed with a small cork and has 2 holes for threading a cord through so that it can be used as a necklace. You can place little rolled up notes inside, or a tiny piece of cloth infused with your favorite perfume or essential oils. You could also put tiny gemstones or spices inside. Get creative about it! Just don't use poison, please?
Size: 1-3/4" long, 1-1/4" wide, comes in a black velveteen bag
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