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19th Century Handcarved Black Forest Bear Jardinière Planter

US$31,188.41

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A 'Black Forest' bear jardinière Possibly by Jacob Trauffer Constructed in a very well-patinated and carved lindenwood, the bear figure standing on an X-shaped outcrop, his right hand presenting a carved foliate tray, the left supporting a jardiniere above his head with carved cascading ferns decorating the rim. The face inset with naturalistic glass eyes and refined with monochromatic patination and highlights throughout. Brienz area, circa 1890 A closely related version of this sculpture is illustrated in a catalogue published by the retailer “Meiringer Holzschnitzerei,” on the occasion of their 100th anniversary. 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: Arenski, Jay, Simon Daniels, and Michael Daniels. Swiss Carvings: The Art of the 'Black Forrest' 1820-1940. Woodbridge: Antique Collectors' Club, 2005. Illustrating several carvings known and documented by the Trauffers.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 46 in. (116.84 cm)Diameter: 20 in. (50.8 cm)
  • Style
    Black Forest (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1890
  • Condition
    Repaired: Each item has undergone careful inspection and restoration by a conservation specialist in order to guarantee the original quality and integrity of the object. Weight and Diameter are both approximate, please enquire for further measurements.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 94701stDibs: LU954722135182

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
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