ONE OF A KIND MUSEUM PIECE
Sculpture measures 11" long, 9" wide & 9" tall.
Solid jet stone frog carving with ornate inlay design of EXTREMELY rare natural, American turquoise from Orvil Jack and Carico Lake Mines with full cut Australian opal eyes standing on antique Javanese teak wood shop cart wheel.
Known as "jet", the rich black material used to create this larger than life Frog sculpture is a rare form of fossilized wood which formed millions of years ago under extreme pressure during decomposition. Due to its hardness, it has been favored as a gemstone by jewelry carvers since the Neolithic period. Because of its expense and rarity, one does not typically see pieces of jet this large used for sculpture