Inventory Number C0169
Size 3.25" H x 3.75" W
Country of Origin France
Year Made 1893
Three realistically sculpted and glazed frogs meet belly to belly to form a vase with three openings for flower stems. Frogs were popular creatures in the world of Japanese woodblock prints, European nature studies, fairy tales, and late 19th century French ceramics. Whether this piece represents a mating ball or three would-be princes, it remains a fascinating example of Lachenal's mastery of his materials.
Marks: Inscribed Lachenal INVT, 1893