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

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