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A Finely Carved Black Forest Bear of Important Size

H: 21 in / 53.5 cm  |  L: 29 in / 74 cm

Description

Carved from walnut, and with glass eyes.
Circa 1890

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.

Literature

Literature; ‘Swiss Carvings, The Art of the Black Forest’ by Arenski, Daniels and Daniels, published by The Antique Collectors Club 2004 for similar examples

REF No. 7705

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