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iconnumber posted 03-01-2002 10:59 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know of a flatware pattern that incorporates frogs or toads? I'm an avid collector and don't care if it's sterling, plate or pewter.

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iconnumber posted 03-01-2002 12:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brent     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Callie,

As far as I know, there are no standard flatware patterns incorporating frogs. That said, I have seen some souvenir spoons with nice frogs. I also recall a silverplate toothpick holder with a frog holding an umbrella. Some of the fancy aesthetic and and naturalist flatware of the 1870-1890 period also incorporate frogs, but they tend to be very rare and pricey.

I do know of a pewter artist who makes flatware with handles molded on asparagus and other items. You might have luck with a praticing craftsman like him who would be willing to make something for you. Frogs are popular with a lot of craftspeople.


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iconnumber posted 03-01-2002 02:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Callie--At Auction, I have seen a few examples of some kind of server that has a little applied frog in the bowl. It might have been a bon bon spoon or something, I can't really remember. I do remember the applied frog though. Besides the frog, the piece was fairly un-innovative and not by one of the top makers. It dated to the 1890s or so.

The Gorham Hizen berry spoon also has a frog in the bowl sometimes. This piece is expensive.

Perhaps some Scandinavian youth flatware from around mid-century could have frogs. I have often seen Danish or Norwegian youth silver with interesting animals.

The souvenir spoons usually depict a frog with an umbrella.

Other than that and what Brent mentioned, I don't have any ideas.

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iconnumber posted 03-02-2002 07:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for t-man-nc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've seen a couple of advertizing spoons with frogs... Thats all I can add...

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iconnumber posted 03-02-2002 07:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for t-man-nc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just saw what I would call the best frog I have ever seen.....
Sterling Silver GORHAM best aesthetic 1880 !
Item # 1518043891 ...
not a spoon but worth a look...!

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