His bulging golden eyeballs move around and his expression will endear you instantly. This incredible frog box is more than a frog...more than a box. It's a Modernist piece of sculpture by well-known artist Frank Meisler.
The frog is number 510 from a limited edition of 730, first produced circa 1990. The underside is hand-incised...FRANK MEISLER ISRAEL...signed and numbered.
The box is a hefty piece with silver and gold-plated metal. The frog is very stylized and he's functional too. Open his head and there's ample storage space inside for trinkets/jewelry/etc. They'll have to share the space with a gold and silver tone fly that's trembling inside. It's on a spring and comes as an unexpected bit of humor.
The frog box measures 7 1/4 inches across the webbed feet by 5 1/4 inches from nose to back legs. He's about 4 3/4 inches high. We discovered that the frog originally came with a small metal cigar in his mouth. He's either smoked it or it fell into the swamp. He'll be glad to hold your cigar if you need a place to park it. Other than the missing cigar (considered in our pricing), this fantastic piece of whimsical sculpture is in excellent condition.
About the artist...Frank Meisler was born in Danzig (1929), educated in England and graduated with a degree in architecture from Manchester University. He settled in Israel in 1960 and has his studio in the Old City of Jaffa. The artist has designed the interior of the first synagogue built in Moscow this century, and sculptures on the site of Russia’s National War Memorial. His public sculptures have been erected in Jerusalem, Los Angeles, Miami, Santo Domingo, England, Germany, Russia, Ukraine and Poland.
His limited editions and individual sculptures in bronze, pewter, silver and gold plating, have frequently been commissioned by Israeli Prime Ministers, as well as the Heads of State of other countries as presentation gifts for special occasions.
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