Will she throw him back in the pond or kiss him hoping to turn him into Prince Charming? This frog definitely looks like a keeper! What a charming American 'folk art' piece. Signed by the artist Leah M Sullivan, this is truly a unique primitive piece painted on a rare Chop plate (i.e. Flat China Mold sometimes mistakenly called a plaque, charger, or tray). This piece certainly brings back happy childhood memories of my backyard pond. Dressed in overalls and running barefoot, we too would spend our lazy summer days catching guppies and minnows, watching turtles and gars swim through the water, and listening to the chorus of frogs singing at dusk. The talented artist who produced this piece certainly helps us recapture some of that childhood magic! Beautiful in detail , the soft hues painted throughout give it a dreamy and misty quality- You will never see another one like this again! Similar signed pieces are priced around $2300 due to the rarity of the mold and the uniqueness of the work.
Please see Item ID: 11F-131 painted by the same artist for more information!
Size : W= 11 1/2"
Condition: Excellent- No Chips, Cracks, Or Repairs
Mark/ Age: Tressemann & Vogt (T&V) 1880-1919
(For references see:Mary Gaston's Encyclopedia of Limoges China; Marks on German, Bohemian, & Austrian Porcelain 1710-present)
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