Inventory Number C0169

Size 3.25" H x 3.75" W

Material Stoneware

Period Japonist

Country of Origin France

Year Made 1893

Condition Excellent

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

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