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Amber swan and green glass frog
« on: July 05, 2007, 03:44:58 AM »
I have 2 items I need help identifying.

First an intricate amber colored swan on a interesting metal base. There is an angel with full wings in back and a lions head and holding a book marking on the metal base. It proved quite difficult to get the best pic of the base, but I've tried in pic 2.

First pic:

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/3168/swan1ac5.jpg

Base:

http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/7844/swanbasekv9.jpg

The next is totally unrelated a lamp worked frog prince that is just the cutest piece of glass I've ever bought.

Frog 1:

http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/2790/frog1ui2.jpg
Frog 2:

http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/9450/frog2dl7.jpg

I did not include a pic of the frog base as there is nothing much really to photograph.
If anyone needs more pics I will be glad to accommodate your request.

Thanks a bundle in advance.

Chris

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Re: Amber swan and green glass frog
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2007, 07:19:20 AM »
Not sure, but I don't think the swan belongs to the base?


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Re: Amber swan and green glass frog
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2007, 06:05:49 PM »
The bottom of the swan is "waffled" so it will stick to the metal base better. There appears to be some type of glue holding them together. From what I have been able to find it is probably atleast pewter. Also it is likely a salt or master salt. The only ones I have so far found though researching is glass base with metal wings. But the lion head angel mark on the bottom I have not been able to find any info about... I'm quite sure it is a swan on water, made to look that way anyway. Surprised no one has any info though.


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Re: Amber swan and green glass frog
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2007, 06:58:47 PM »
I join you, Cathy - would also judge this as to be a marriage  :)
The plate is interesting enough - may we see some more photos please :D
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Re: Amber swan and green glass frog
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2007, 07:44:44 PM »
Hi again sorry for the delay. Here are more pics of the swan.

Pic 1 another sideview:

http://img232.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1010077iy0.jpg

Pic 2 waffled base (best view I could get):

http://img339.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1010075dv0.jpg

Pic 3 metal base mark view:

http://img339.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1010076xt0.jpg

I have now noticed also, not sure if it shows up in the photos, but the base seems more likely silverplated.
Thanks for looking as well as any assistance identifying.
Chris


 

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