Museum Tour II (page 14) - Flower Frogs by Cambridge

The Replacements, Ltd. Museum features a large collection of depression-era glassware. Many well-known companies are featured as part of this unique collection, including Cambridge, Imperial, Duncan, and Heisey. One of the loveliest pieces made by Cambridge Glass was the “Flower Frogs.” The image below shows one such “flower frog,” entitled “Bashful Charlotte.”

“Flower frogs” are centerpieces that are used in conjunction with bowls, vases, and centerpieces. Each “flower frog” features a large base that is pierced with a series of holes. A “flower frog” is inserted to the center of the vase, bowl, or centerpiece and the holes are used to hold the stems of flowers. After the flowers have been inserted into the base of the “flower frog,” it can be covered in moss or grass to hide the thick bottom. The result is a lovely object d’art with a unique statuette centerpiece.

Cambridge Glass produced “flower frogs” in a variety of colors, sizes, and designs. These pieces have been immensely collectible and continually increase in value. This piece is valued at over $500. If you are interested in learning more about the history of the Cambridge Glass Company, please click here. If you would like to see a list of patterns that Replacements, Ltd. carries by the Cambridge Glass Company, then please click here.

"Bashful Charlotte" - Flower Frogs by Cambridge

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