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Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by bercrystal, Nov 9, 2019 at 10:43 PM.

  1. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    I know the MMA usually sells items that are modeled after works of art. So I thought I would ask if anyone might recognize these 2 little critters.

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    Thanks for any & all advice or opinions!! :kiss::kiss::kiss:
     
  2. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    A frog he would a-wooing go?
     
  3. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    He looks like Mr. Toad.
    Did Mr. Toad have a lady friend? I can't find anything.
     
  4. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    JMHO.
    I'd check Vienna bronzes. frog school etc.
     
  5. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

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    yours probably after Franz Bergmann. mine 100 %.
     
  6. yourturntoloveit

    yourturntoloveit Well-Known Member

    Bronwen, I immediately thought of and started singing "froggie went a'courtin' and he did ride, uh huh, uh huh, froggie went a'courtin' and he did ride . . . .

    That was a favorite song in primary/elementary school. :rolleyes: :D :shame:

     
  7. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

  8. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Frog he would a wooin' go is the original.

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  9. ulilwitch

    ulilwitch Well-Known Member

    I agree.
     
  10. Jaime Riggs

    Jaime Riggs Well-Known Member

    Jeremey frog, Wind In the Willows?
     
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  11. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    If you mean Jeremy Fisher, he's Beatrix Potter. ;)
     
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  12. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    OTTOMH: Beatrix Potter?
     
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  13. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    Thanks to everyone who helped me find these little froggies true identities!! :kiss::kiss::kiss:

    I definitely agree. The little guy is all set to go a-wooin' & he has evidently found a coy lady frog who can flirt with him behind her fan. :happy::happy::happy:

    These came from the estate of the lady with the buying problem. When I unwrapped them from where they have probably been since she bought them I knew they were wonderful & that someone was going to love these ornaments. :D:D
     
  14. Jaime Riggs

    Jaime Riggs Well-Known Member

    Oops, I meant Toad from Wind in the Willows!
     
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  15. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    Whoever they are, it’s just adorable! :)
     
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  16. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    I think it's probably 'A frog he would a-wooing go' too, but since he was courting a mouse (shudders at their progeny - oh wait, they died), believe the other is more likely his mother, who didn't want him to go. Found this 'Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle', but couldn't find any more than the Pinterest post - perhaps MMA did a Mother Goose/Nursery Rhyme series, maybe based on illustrations in their collection...

    ~Cheryl


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  17. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    @DragonflyWink - I found a pinterest post that shows 4 characters from Alice in Wonderland, so you may be right about the nursery rhyme / children's book series.

    You have a point about the other one being his mother. I did a Google search about the book & saw that he was trying to woo a mouse.
     
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  18. ulilwitch

    ulilwitch Well-Known Member

    Well, all about an old book or song. I guess the book was very confusing. If the frog met Mrs. Mouse for a song why in the world would the frog woo her? She's married! He was a very confused frog. Too many versions. I would love to read the original book. Ha ha.
     
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  19. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    Eh, you'd have to go back centuries to find the original version, but it's always been a mouse he courted, and way back when, 'Mrs.' would have meant 'Mistress', and didn't necessarily convey marital status. Should also mention that most nursery rhymes had their origins in satire, and they changed with time - some were quite offensive and/or violent in their original form...

    ~Cheryl
     
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