BELT TOGGLE (ZHUIZI) IN FORM OF A THREE-LEGGED TOAD, CHINA, 1700-1940, ivory, 20 x 30 x 50 mm. PHOTO: Jocelyn Chey – TAASA Review September 2021


This article was originally found in the September 2021 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 30, Issue 3, Page 25).

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Until recently I knew little about this piece.

Then a few years ago I accessed the great toggle collection in the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, probably the best in the world, built around the exceptional donation from the Morrison family.

It includes a toggle very similar to mine...