Most popular during the first half of the 20th century, flower frogs were used to arrange flowers and were likely called "frogs" because they were set in water. Made from ceramic, glass or metal, they came in a great variety of forms ranging from beautiful nudes to odd wire contraptions, all fun to collect.

I collect blocks, a term for non-figural flower frogs. I have always loved colored glass, and the ceramic ones allow me to collect the amazing glazes of the American Art Pottery companies.

Photos of my collection appear on the Glass Blocks and Ceramic Blocks pages. I also present four views of each of my flower frogs along with identification tips in my Glass and Ceramic catalogs.

And finally, on the pages presenting different types of flower frogs, I share photographs of the amazing collections belonging to friends I have met through this wonderful hobby.

Peter Christensen