The Beautiful Lady Flower Frogs
Flower Frogs can be traced back to the 16th century in Europe. Glass Flower frogs were not generally marked prior to 1870. In 1870 it became possible to record patents and trademarks on glassware.
Variety of figural Flower Frogs
Since the turn of the Century (around 1914) some 20 well known glass and pottery houses have manufactured Flower Frogs in the U.S. They range in shape from simple rounds to elaborate figurals. They are made from glass,ceramic, pottery, and metal.
Colorado's Van Briggle one of the oldest American Art pottery firms still in operation made Flower Frogs.
Various glass Flower Frogs
Cambridge Glass Co. located in Ohio was one of the most prolific producers of Flower Frogs. During the Depression high end American glass manufacturers limited the use of color in their product lines. This is why you will see an abundance of clear Flower Frogs.
They were designed to sit in shallow bowls or vases which made it easy to create beautiful floral arraignments for the home.
Roseville, Weller and unknow makers
The Flower Frogs heyday was from the "1920's" through the "1940's". Where did the name Flower Frog come from. No one knows for sure. Its been said that frogs like to sit in shallow water so perhaps thats where the name came from. Today not only do we use the Flower Frog to arrange flowers. They can be used to hold pencils, pens, makeup brushes and artist paint brushes.
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