6 Responses to “Flocked Frog Flower Vase”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    This little frog is adorable. I love all his sprayed on features. And, of course, the obviously artificial flowers only make him prettier.

    I absolutely love anything flocked. Flocking is the official building material of kitsch.

    What are those brown blotches on his face at the sides of his mouth? Love his collar and tie.

  2. missmoppetkitty

    missmoppetkitty

    Hi, Allee,
    Due to the strange choice of color, presumably resulting from a limited pallet, as esthetically, the choice makes no sense at all, the stem and leaves of the “flower” the frog clutches in his mouth are brown instead of green. Even if you can hold and examine him up close, upon seeing the brown foliage, ones first instinct is to wonder what that is supposed to be, the remains of a munched insect, perhaps? It is only when one notices the red flower on the other side of his mouth that one realizes, “oh, that is supposed to be a stem and leaves, why are they brown?”
    This little fellow is a collection of cut corners and mysteries. He has more flowers imprinted in him that have not been painted at all.
    His tag, resembling a French flag, reads “La Parisienne.” He was made in Hong Kong for Joseph Markovits, Inc. who distributed out of New York.

  3. denny

    denny

    I love how his eyes are different colors and his perfect little pose makes him a really, really cute frog. Is that a flower on his face?

  4. missmoppetkitty

    missmoppetkitty

    Yes, Denny, it is a rather poorly airbrushed daisy-shaped flower. If you look closely at his thighs, you can see he is supposed to have flowers there, to, only they were not painted. I just noticed his tie is kind of spread, only the interior portion thus exposed is also unpainted. Whoever sculpted the original paid much greater attention to detail than the workers who painted it.