Elegant & rare antique to vintage French Empire style 12 5/8" wide "flower frog", vase or centerpiece, thick & heavy blown glass and equally heavy gilded bronze framework with acanthus accented side handles! These are so pretty just on display, lighted to show off the intricate way they're made. The elaborate blown crystal or glass form is a flower frog, and even I can stick a few floral stems into each of the deep recesses (water filled) and create a gorgeous centerpiece or floral arrangement. You certainly can, too. If you've long been enchanted by the flower boutiques of Paris, you'll know this is an essential French mainstay you'll want in several sizes. This one is the largest I've ever owned, at 8" long and 5" wide. 3.5" high. These are very heavy, and we'll be sure to package with exceptional care (as always) so no damage can occur en route to you. The framework on this one is thick & heavy gilt bronze, making it a little stronger, better for an item like this and will help protect against any further cracking or damage.
As is condition. Looking at it you would think that it was pristine but, on closer inspection, there are a few cracks visible on one side of the thick, heavy blown glass insert and also visible from the bottom. I've filled it with water and left overnight with no visible leaking so it could be used with fresh flowers but, would also be beautiful with silk petal arrangement for permanent display. Overly heavy, it weighs just over 4 lbs. See pictures for measurements.
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