This incense burner is made of Purple clay or Zisha, a fine-textured and porous material found only in Yixing, China. Also known as Yixing clay. It features the image of a Three-Legged Money Frog.
The incense burner is used to burn incense, a ritual that has been practiced throughout history as one of the most popular methods to symbolically bless, clean, enhance and purify the atmosphere or Ch’i in a living or workspace. The aromatic smoke of the incense will enliven stale energy, create a sense of tranquility and produce Seng Ch’i, the intrinsic energy which brings good fortune.
The Money Frog, also known as the three-legged toad or “Chan Chu” in Chinese is probably the most auspicious symbol of money-making. This mythical creature is said to appear every full moon near homes that will receive the good news of increased wealth or monetary gain. Often portrayed sitting on a bed of wealth bearing a coin in its mouth, it is a wonderful symbol for wealth and career luck and for the patriarch of the family. The Money Frog is used for attracting wealth and abundance and can often be seen near cash registers, receptions, managers’ desks, and offices in Oriental countries.