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Silver model frog

£ 605

Place

London

Year

New

In a pose ready to jump, this nicely modelled silver frog has the distinctive wide head, large mouth, bulging eyes and bumpy skin.

Frogs play a variety of roles in culture, appearing in folklore and fairy tales such as the Brothers Grimm story of The Frog Prince, or Wind in the Willows. In ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia frogs symbolised fertility, similarly, in classical antiquity the Greeks and Romans associated frogs with fertility and harmony.
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Our heavy quality models are cast in sterling silver using the traditional, centuries-old technique of lost wax casting where molten silver is poured into a mould that has been created by means of a wax model. Once the silver has solidified, the wax model is melted and drained away. Each of our models is then individually hand-chased to produce the lifelike effect seen in the finished piece.

Height
55mm (2 1/4")
Length
70mm (2 3/4")
Weight
133g (4.28 troy ozs )
Condition
Perfect
Reference
4458
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