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c1905 Black Forest Carved Wooden Bear Desk Ornament
  • c1905 Black Forest Carved Wooden Bear Desk Ornament
  • c1905 Black Forest Carved Wooden Bear Desk Ornament
  • c1905 Black Forest Carved Wooden Bear Desk Ornament
  • c1905 Black Forest Carved Wooden Bear Desk Ornament
  • c1905 Black Forest Carved Wooden Bear Desk Ornament

c1905 Black Forest Carved Wooden Bear Desk Ornament

Price:

£135.00


Product Description

A beautiful, finely carved wooden Black Forest desk ornament, in the shape of a very naturalistic Brown Bear, with black bead eyes.

Condition is extremely good, without any damage. The bear is standing on his hind legs with his front paws cupped together as if holding something. A tapering gap has been left to insert something, like in this case an American flag. These carved bears became very popular in Europe and America, but more so after President Roosevelt adopted the original Teddy. The bear dates to around the end of the 19th Century, beginning of the 20th . "Black Forest" is a term used to describe the elaborate, realistic wood carvings that were thought to be made in the Black Forest region of Bavaria, Germany, but new research proves that the carvings were done in Switzerland, mostly by the Trauffer family. The different carvings are generally in the theme of forest animals and can be part of ornaments, tools, furniture and cuckoo clocks. The pieces are carved from a lime (linden) or walnut tree wood. Swiss wood carvers became world renowned and featured at many international exhibitions, including the Great Exhibition, London (1851), the Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia (1876), the Chicago Worlds Fair, Chicago (1893) and the Exposition Universelle, Paris (1900).

Size: 7 x 13 cm (2 ¾ x 5 1/8 inches)
Weight: 57 g

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