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Daniel Riccio Bronze Frog Pond Thimble/1991 Collectible Bronze Thimble

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This is a Daniel Riccio cast bronze thimble made in 1991 called "Frog Pond". If you are a collector this thimble is a must have for your collection - the detail is amazing!

Daniel Riccio has been making thimbles since the early 1980's, making all of his thimbles using bronze in the 'lost wax' casting technique. Bronze is an alloy (mixture) of copper and other materials. Because of the beauty, durability and workability of bronze, it has always been the metal of choice for making great works of art, and Daniel Riccio definitely makes thimbles as works of art.

The first few thimbles Mr. Riccio made were for working. He decorated some of them with his own intricate patterns, and they were attracting alot of interest. The thimble functionality was always his starting point, but for many collectors it was a secondary consideration.

The following is from Daniel Riccio's website, and what he says about the Frog Pond Thimble:

"The National Wildlife Federation had a different focus (when they asked him to design a thimble). The Frog Pond thimble was designed to raise funds for the preservation of wetlands. This thimble took the form of a diorama. The top of the thimble is a raft of lily pads. A frog sits on one of them and a tree stump sticks out indicating that this wetland is new. The side of the thimble is carved as a low relief. It depicts the pond beneath the lilies."

And in the pond beneath the lilies he has placed a turtle, a couple more frogs and a couple of fish - amazing that all this detail is captured on a 1" thimble! Each thimble is signed and most have the year he designed it on them, as this one does. It is in excellent condition. Picture #5 is from Daniel Riccio's website and is a drawing of the thimble, which captures more of the detail.

A great addition to your collection or a wonderful gift.

If you would like more information on Daniel Riccio's thimbles and other works of art, here is the link to his website:
http://danielriccio.com/thimble-pics/Thimble%20frames/ThimbleFrameset.html

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Daniel Riccio Bronze Frog Pond Thimble/1991 Collectible Bronze Thimble


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  • Vintage item
  • Material: bronze
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