Okimono or sculpture in the form of a large toad poised to leap. Of cast, cold-chiseled and patinated bronze; the eyes inlaid in shakudo and gold. Signed on the reverse with a cast seal-form signature by the artist: Ryoun (Takahashi Ryoun, active early 20th century). Late Meiji - Taisho era, circa 1900 - 1920. With a new, paulownia wood storage box. This and more important Asian art for sale on the CuratorsEye.com.