Pair of Black Forest Cattle

Pair of Black Forest Cattle

Pair of Black Forest Cattle

Date & Origin c. 1870, Switzerland
Dimensions
H
28 cm (11 inc)
D
33 cm (12 inc)
Description
A Pair Black Forest Cattle, Probably by Johann Huggler

Carved in lindenwood, the naturalistically carved swiss cow and bull stand on elliptical bases.
Brienz Area, Circa 1870
Literature
Brienz, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

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 for similar examples on pp 83-85.
Medium
lindenwood
Condition
excellent
Stock Code 8704
P.O.A
Dimensions
H
28 cm (11 inc)
D
33 cm (12 inc)
Description
A Pair Black Forest Cattle, Probably by Johann Huggler

Carved in lindenwood, the naturalistically carved swiss cow and bull stand on elliptical bases.
Brienz Area, Circa 1870
Stock Code 8704

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