This listing is for a lovely vintage 16 hole rimmed flower frog. This glass frog can fit on top of a vase makeing flower arranging very easy. Photos show top, bottom and upright front. (easel not included).
When not holding a floral arrangement together, the frog can serve many purposes. Glass frogs make great paperweights, they can also hold pencils, pens, makeup brushes, small tools, small paintbrushes and other art supplies.
In very good condition considering it's age, there are no chips or repairs. Normal bubbles and inclusions do exist.
Measurements: Diameter of base: 3 5/8" Diameter at top: 4 1/8" Height under edge to bottom: 3/4" Overall Height: 1 3/4"
A Brief History of Flower Frogs: The term flower frog is in common use today, but how that came to be is still a bit vague. No one knows for certain how flower frogs became the popular reference term; some suggest it’s because the insert sits in shallow water, just like a frog.
Today, flower frogs are highly collectable, most often used to brighten a home’s decor, than as a flower arranger. Although still functional, collectors have come to appreciate flower frogs as stand alone ornaments, gracing mantels, bookshelves, and curio cabinets.
The function of flower frogs dates back to 13th century where the Persians were known to make vases with side spouts, giving arranged flowers a more natural look. In the US, flower frog’s use dates back to the early 1800s, with the first U.S. patent by S. Van Stone in 1875 for a cone of concentric rings, with holes, stacked like a pyramid.
Flower frogs saw their heyday in the first half of the 20th century, particularly in the 20s and 30s. During this time, some 20 companies manufactured a variety of different types of flower frogs. The depression era and World War II realized a rapid decline in the making of flower frogs. The industry never fully recovered and all but ceased production when a new product arrived on the market. In 1954, Mr. Smithers invented Oasis, a water absorbent florist foam, which quickly became the reliable standard.
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A bit about vintage...vintage pieces are at least 20 years old. Sometimes items can be found that have been stored for years and have remained somewhat pristine; others have been gently used and may bear the signs of this but this patina of age can add to the item's charm. All items are described as accurately as I possibly can, any major flaws and defects will be noted and my photos are provided to illustrate each item. Items may appear larger than they are so make sure you carefully review the dimensions listed in the product description and colors may vary slightly from the color on your screen due to monitor color restrictions.
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Vintage and antique items are used items. All items are as pictured and described. I try to give as much detail as possible in my listings. Measurements given are approximate. If you have any questions please ask before purchasing. All items are sold AS IS. All sales are final, sorry, no cancellations, refunds or exchanges are accepted!
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