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)
W
21 cm (8 inc)
D
23 cm (9 inc)
Provenance Brienz, Bernese Oberland

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.
Description
Constructed in carved lindenwood, the naturalistically carved bear, with glass eyes grasps a brass spill pot, the hinged head disclosing the interior.
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
Lindenwood
Condition
Excellent
Stock Code 8585
P.O.A
Dimensions
H
33 cm (12 inc)
W
21 cm (8 inc)
D
23 cm (9 inc)
Description
Constructed in carved lindenwood, the naturalistically carved bear, with glass eyes grasps a brass spill pot, the hinged head disclosing the interior.
Stock Code 8585

More from this Dealer

View All
Set of 8 Mahogany Dining Chairs in Gothic Manner
English Pollard Oak Centre Table
Painting of 'Kew Gardens'
Pair of Chinese Baluster Form Lamps in Famille Rose
French Ormolu and Sevres Blue Mantel Clock and Matching Candelabras
Set of Twelve Mahogany Dining Chairs
Pair of 20th Century Chinese Baluster Form Table Lamps
Pair of French Mahogany and Gilt Commodes
Pair of French Side Cabinets
Pair of Monumental Italian Alabaster Ewers
Pair of Ormolu Wall Trophies in the Louis XVI Style
Pair of Giltwood Fauteuils of the Empire Period
French Giltwood and Carrara Marble Console Table
French Bronze Lamp by Francois-Christophe-Armand Toussaint
French Mantel Clock in the Chinoiserie Taste
Butchoff Antiques
Est 1964
18th-century and 19th century English and Continental furniture, mirrors, objects d'art, clocks
154 Kensington Church Street | London | W8 4BN | England View Location
t +44 (0)20 7221 8174
f +44 (0)20 7792 8923
m +44 (0) 7974 575 554
Open Monday-Friday 9.30am -6.00pm; Saturday 9.30 am - 4.00pm