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

c1905 Black Forest Carved Wooden Seated Bear Ornament

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£235.00


Product Description

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

Condition is good, with a few small scuffs. The bear is seated with one front paw outstretched. 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. "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: 7.5 x 12.5 x 13 cm (3 x 5 x 5 1/8 inches)
Weight: 200 g

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