Antique Carved Black Forest Bear Tobacco Jar

Antique Carved Black Forest Bear Tobacco Jar

Antique Carved Black Forest Bear Tobacco Jar

Date & Origin c. 1900, Switzerland
Dimensions
H
33 cm (12 inc)
Description
Constructed in carved linden wood, the naturalistically carved bear, with glass eyes holding a brass spill pot, the hinged head disclosing the interior.

Brienz, Bernese Oberland. Circa 1900.
Literature
Brienz, in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland was remarked upon in Baedeker’s Travel Guide, as having a population of 2400, of whom 600 persons were employed as woodcarvers, to supply the tourist trade to Switzerland with mementos of the tour. A museum devoted entirely to the art of wood carving may be visited today.

Literature; ‘Swiss Carvings, The Art of the Black Forest’ by Arenski, Daniels and Daniels, published by The Antique Collectors Club 2004 shows similar pieces p62-64 71-71. We have a catalogue of a selection of works by Peter Trauffer of Lucerne, which shows and almost identical tobacco pot under item 2083.
Medium
Linden wood
Condition
Excellent
Stock Code 8585
P.O.A
Dimensions
H
33 cm (12 inc)
Description
Constructed in carved linden wood, the naturalistically carved bear, with glass eyes holding a brass spill pot, the hinged head disclosing the interior.

Brienz, Bernese Oberland. Circa 1900.
Stock Code 8585

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