|Black Forest Bears Holding a Decorative Tray
For sale in this LOT is a very rare and decorative original set of Black Forest Hand carved bears with glass eyes holding a hand carved and ornate wooden tray. The bears are very charming and well positioned as you can see from the photos provided. They both stand firmly and hold the tray which can be used to display a variety of items. Not a normal style of item sold at The House of Antiques however we could not pass by the wonderful charming look or decorative nature of these wonderful original Black Forest hand carved artefacts. A truly wonderful and elegant historic folk art item in our store.
In the 1800’s the wood carving industry of Switzerland started in the town of Brienz. By the end of the 1800’s it had become the driving force for this industry.
Swiss wood carvers became world renown and featured at many international exhibitions. Here is a shortlist of the major exhibitions Black Forest Carvings were spotlighted.
In Europe Black Forest carvings (wares) became a symbol of luxury and wealth. The finest pieces of Black Forest carving was often found in Royal collection and elite collector’s homes (usually Victorian world travellers). During the 1800-1900’s popularity was also growing in many overseas markets.
The overall condition of this item is good, considering their age and previous use. The wear and tear add much character as you can see in the photos provided. The bear on the felt of the photos has wear to his left ear, and his supporting hand has a hairline fracture however this does not affect the item structurally and cannot be noticed in it standing position. The bear of the right has a hairline fracture running through his stomach to his chin, this has however been repaired many years ago and is also hardly noticeable when the item is standing in its standard position. The damaged outlined is depicted in the photos provided. Please ask questions before purchase to avoid any disappointment.
Overall a very cool and colourful characteristic and charming hand carved decorative set of original Black Forest bears holding a very decorative wooden tray. We love these little fellows and we hope so will you. The buyer will not be disappointed.
Size: H 8” x W 16” x D 5”
Postage and shipping:
We can ship this item globally at buyers cost.
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