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Author Topic: Glass pieces without bottoms = flower frogs  (Read 119 times)

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Offline burch69

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Glass pieces without bottoms = flower frogs
« on: March 18, 2018, 04:34:10 PM »
Hi wondered if anyone knew anything on these two pieces of bottomless glass. I wondered on piano shoes or parts of a lighting arrangement but not sure.

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Re: Glass pieces without bottoms
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2018, 04:42:09 PM »
flower frogs  -  inserts, for vases usually, enabling stems to stand upright.

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Re: Glass pieces without bottoms
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2018, 04:50:41 PM »
yes can see how that would go with the amber one Paul but not sure how much would help with the green one maybe a bunching effect. thanks

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Re: Glass pieces without bottoms
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2018, 04:54:49 PM »
For the green one I'd imagine the 'fins' would rest against the wall of the vase and create small individual openings around the circumference, do you think? :)

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Re: Glass pieces without bottoms
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2018, 05:18:18 PM »
ok yes can see that working now. cheers paul

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Re: Glass pieces without bottoms
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2018, 08:18:55 PM »
The green one is for a Sowerby lily vase http://lustrousstone.co.uk/cpg/displayimage.php?pid=833

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Re: Glass pieces without bottoms = flower frogs
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2018, 02:29:39 PM »
Thanks for that, lovely vase by the way.

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Re: Glass pieces without bottoms = flower frogs
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2018, 03:36:04 PM »
Lovely vase Christine - especially in uranium.                   According to Simon Cottle's 'Sowerby' booklet, this 'holder' (they didn't seem to like the word frog) was the flower support which accompanied both Christine's 'LILY' vase and the factory's 'IRIS' vase.           Very similar designs except that on the IRIS design the fingers pointed downward  -  both designs look to have been 'new' in 1933 - pattern book No. 30.

Apparently there were four new 'Table Centres' promoted at the same time, and all look to have been available in flint, amber, green rosalin and powder blue, and all were sold with black plinths  -  no plinth for this one Christine? ;D ;)

I used to see these things on odd occasions on my walks, but they now appear to be extinct  -  probably all on ebay.

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Re: Glass pieces without bottoms = flower frogs
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2018, 07:32:57 PM »
I don't think I've ever seen one with a plinth; they were undoubtedly sold without as well. But I do have two sizes

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Re: Glass pieces without bottoms = flower frogs
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2018, 08:17:04 PM »
plinths, for many of the pressed items, seem now also to be scarce  ..........  time was they were common at boot sales, but no any more.

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