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Offline meegs

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Frog Frog, Who made me?
« on: December 14, 2012, 03:00:44 AM »
Hello everyone,
despite trawling the net I am none the wiser to who made this figural flower frog of a frog. Where I have seen images it has been listed as maker unknown.
The frog has been made in a three part mold and appears to be sitting amongst water hyacinths and reeds (or maybe iris's). Its overall height is 18cm approx (14.5 from top of disc to top of frog) and the diameter is approx.  I haven't found any markings or numbers on it.
If any body recognises it and could add a picture of the bowl which he should sit in that would be super as the odd picture I have found on the net with this frog in a bowl I've felt that the bowl was not correct for this frog.
Cheers
meegs


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Re: Frog Frog, Who made me?
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2012, 03:06:53 AM »
Hi there

Libochovice is the maker I believe

Cheers
Brenton


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Re: Frog Frog, Who made me?
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2012, 08:16:48 AM »
Thank-you Brenton, do you know what the bowl this frog goes with looks like?
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meegs


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Re: Frog Frog, Who made me?
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2012, 08:24:13 AM »
Hi again

Often seen this item sitting on the penguin's float bowl, but I do think there are other bowls for it, perhaps the one with the storks as shown in Pamela's website under the unknown section.

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Brenton


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Re: Frog Frog, Who made me?
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2012, 09:58:42 AM »
Thanks Brenton,
I'll display the frog with a spare "Penguins Bowl" as it is neutral in theme.
Do you mean these storks? I like the idea of using the Storks swimming fish bowl however it does not fit the Frog frog as the diameter of the base of the storks (9 1/2cm approx) is much larger than that of the frog (6 1/2 cm approx) and the bowl has an inner lip to fit/secure the stork frog neatly inside.
.....I seem to be confusing myself with Inwald and Libochoive figural frogs at the moment
Time to retire for the evening!!!!
Cheers
meegs

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Re: Frog Frog, Who made me?
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2012, 10:07:16 AM »
Hiya

No, thats flamingos and its from another maker (Inwald). The bowl I was referring can be seen in Pamela's website. If you click on the figurine / centrepieces page, you can find an example under the unknown section B

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Brenton

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Re: Frog Frog, Who made me?
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2012, 03:57:52 PM »
I've had a look through the catalogue for Libochovice before 1958, on the  Sklo Union CD, but don't see this frog.         Plenty of other animals and birds, but not this.              Does give a new meaning to the expression flower frog though ;)

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Re: Frog Frog, Who made me?
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2012, 05:49:53 PM »
Hi Meegs... Schweig, Muller & Co., could be a possible contender? This bowl by Walther & Sohne would suit it nicely! Seerosen (lily) pattern. Finding one in clear frosted glass will not be easy... 

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Re: Frog Frog, Who made me?
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2012, 06:32:19 PM »
Thanks Paul, although I grouped the 3 satin/frosted clear frogs together because of there similarities there are many differences too. The frog feels smoother/softer than the other two he has 10 flower holes versus 8 for the others and the finish on these holes is different. The holes are more flared or have a much greater diameter on the bottom side  than the top side on the duck and penguin where as the frogs the diameter looks the same top and bottom.

Brenton, yes I see what you mean, I'll have to put that bowl on the want list!

John, finding any quality figural pressed glass in Australasia is not easy! Pieces are snapped up quickly by collectors and prices are usually much more in excess locally of what is available on e-bay (including shipping/customs costs). Having said that I perhaps we (the collectors) are prepared to pay more when you can physically handle the piece before purchase!

Thanks for all your help and suggestions,
meegs

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Re: Frog Frog, Who made me?
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2012, 09:48:47 AM »
Hi
Know what you mean about glass being snapped up by collectors usually by collectors in your own backyard such as Oz.
I get annoyed myself when Australians want all glass in UK but aren't prepared to part with any of their own...tight as a ducks bum as we would say.
Nige
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