Carved Black Forest Bear Cub Stand

Carved Black Forest Bear Cub Stand

Carved Black Forest Bear Cub Stand

Date & Origin c. 1890, Switzerland
Dimensions
H
74 cm (29 inc)
Description
Constructed in Linden wood, the cub, having glass eyes, acts as an umbrella stand, and rises from a naturalistic rockwork base, inset with a drip pan.
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 tourists 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 show similar examples.
Medium
Lindenwood, Limewood
Condition
Excellent
Stock Code 1798
P.O.A
Dimensions
H
74 cm (29 inc)
Description
Constructed in Linden wood, the cub, having glass eyes, acts as an umbrella stand, and rises from a naturalistic rockwork base, inset with a drip pan.
Stock Code 1798

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