Carved Wooden Bear from the 'Black Forest'

Carved Wooden Bear from the 'Black Forest'

Carved Wooden Bear from the 'Black Forest'

Date & Origin c. 1890, Switzerland
Dimensions
H
50 cm (19 inc)
W
70 cm (27 inc)
D
57 cm (22 inc)
Provenance 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
A 'Black Forest' Bear

In naturalistically carved lindenwood, having glass eyes, head tilted aloft, prowls on all fours.

Brienz Area, Circa 1890
Literature
Literature; 'Swiss Carvings, The Art of the Black Forest' by Arenski, Daniels and Daniels, published by The Antique Collectors Club 2004 shows similar examples
Medium
Lindenwood
Condition
Excellent
Stock Code 8936
P.O.A
Dimensions
H
50 cm (19 inc)
W
70 cm (27 inc)
D
57 cm (22 inc)
Description
A 'Black Forest' Bear

In naturalistically carved lindenwood, having glass eyes, head tilted aloft, prowls on all fours.

Brienz Area, Circa 1890
Stock Code 8936

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