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Offline Andy

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From a distance i thought this was boring Chinese, but i picked it up and was very impressed by the petals
and the stamen of the flower, nice little frog on a leaf.  I'm not too hot on paperweights, but i can see the quality and workmanship in this one.
Its got a worn felt base , a couple of quite ordinary canes in the foliage at the base, my guess as an amateur in these things, is maybe Chinese of some reasonable age ???
Hopefully you clever chaps may help me out  ;)
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Andy
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Re: stunning flower and frog. possibly vintage quality chinese or....? ?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2012, 10:43:37 PM »
It is Chinese. Made for quite a few years now.

These appear with a variety of creatures included. The frogs are, in my opinion, the better of the lampworked critters. Their bees have very delicate and well made wings. Their butterflies are too "solid", and the "geese" (or whatever they are) seem almost comically tiny when flying over a lily flower!
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Re: stunning flower and frog. possibly vintage quality chinese or....? ?
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2012, 03:53:10 PM »
Thanks Kevin, its certainly better than the average Chinese ones i see, but i thought it probably was.

Are you sure its not Clichy  :P ::)

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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: stunning flower and frog. possibly vintage quality chinese or....? ?
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2012, 04:04:23 PM »
The lizard/salamander ones are quite good too. Heart Foundation Shop, new goods, mid-'90s on. ;D
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: stunning flower and frog. possibly vintage quality chinese or....? ?
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2012, 04:10:16 PM »
THanks Sue.
 :-*
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