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FOR UNUSUAL GARDEN ORNAMENTS, DANCING FROGS JUMP OUT AT YOU

By Ralph & Terry Kovel THE PROVIDENCE SUNDAY JOURNAL 8/14/05

Sculpture of dancing garden frogs.

Dancing frogs might be an unusual idea for a garden ornament, but it was just one of many eye-catching garden pieces made by the Weller Pottery in the 1930s. The Ohio art pottery made all sorts of vases, mugs, figurines and jardinieres. Garden figures included ducks, gnomes, a banjo-playing frog, children, squirrels, turtles and fish fountains. Many, like the dancing frogs, were covered with a blotchy green glaze called Coppertone. Collectors like both the large ornaments and the Coppertone pieces that featured frogs, water lilies or turtles. There is even a Coppertone frog sprinkler. Prices for the smaller pieces can be $200 or more. Large pieces sell for more than $1,000.

 

Among the largest and most expensive of Weller's garden ornaments is this pair of dancing frogs. the 16-1/2 inch-high Coppertone frogs sold recently at Rago Arts and Auction Center in Lambertvile, NJ for $8225.00

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