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help is much appreciated !!

Postby charles-edwards » Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:38 am

i bought this funny claret jug some weeks ago in new york - i know my question is a little strange - i hope the admin wont move this question - but the fact that there are so many silver specialists lets me hope to find out .. what fable or tale can this be- its a jug made by william leuchars - london 1885 - glass probably by W. Fritsche -working for Thomas Webb - the pattern on the glass is out of the Pattern book for glass engravers by Joseph Keller - but this claret jug is so unusual that i thought i must be a story which is told here - but which - if there is anybody who could help - it would be great ! many thx and greetings from austria , tom

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Postby Granmaa » Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:11 pm

What an unusual claret jug.
I don't know of any English fable or myth with a frog and dragon.
They are sometimes connected in Chinese culture. There are primitive earthquake detectors with dragons dropping balls into frogs' mouths.

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thx

Postby charles-edwards » Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:20 pm

oh - very interesting- many thx !!
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Postby dognose » Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:01 pm

Hi Tom,

Just curious, is the glass fixed to be base or are the birds a stand for the jug? If it is fixed, how has this been achived?

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hi

Postby charles-edwards » Mon Nov 16, 2009 4:20 pm

the two sparrows are screwed to the decanter - its really an outstanding craftmanship ! there is another jug in the kent collection !
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Postby dognose » Mon Nov 16, 2009 4:46 pm

Thanks Tom, it's a wonderful piece.
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Postby byron mac donald » Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:23 am

I don't know what fable this may represent, but when I scrolled down the picture of the frog jumping out at me, scared the bejezus out of me! By the way, great item.
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hihihi lol

Postby charles-edwards » Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:35 am

everytime i look at my favourite piece - i dont know to be scared or to laugh out loud :-)
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