Sliver Tongued Prince

By Ricky Laahty

Animal: Frog, Material: Serpentine
This offering is sold.

A sublimely carved Frog by Ricky Laahty sports a sterling sliver tongue and waits to give you a kiss. The little amphibian is carved from pacific green snail shell with its limbs neatly tuck underneath. The amazingly expressive eyes are inlaid gold lip mother of pearl with a pen shell pupils, shined to a high polish resulting in realistic glassy effect that draws you in. The whimsical curled tongue of sterling sliver is set into the carving and could turn this carving into a pendant. The piece measures about 2 1/4" long by 7/8" wide by 3/4" deep/tall.