The Jack Daulton Collection
Antique & Ethnographic Art
Toad Flasks,
Tibet, 18th-19th cent.

toad or frog flasks

circa 18th-19th century, possibly earlier

metal alloy flask in the form of a toad or frog


The example on the right was acquired in Lhasa, Tibet, by Jack Daulton; the two other examples were acquired by him in Beijing.

For the type, see: Pratapaditya Pal, Tibet: Tradition and Change (Albuquerque: The Albuquerque Museum, 1997), pgs. 186-187, Plate 93.