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About the object

A ‘Black Forest’ Carved Dog Group

Constructed in naturalistically carved and stained limewood, on a rectangular base with radiused angles, the bitch couchant, and attending to her two pups, all fitted with realistic glass eyes, in the manner of Walter Mäder.

Brienz area, circa 1890

Brienz, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

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: ‘Swiss Carvings, The Art of the Black Forest’ by Arenski, Daniels, and Daniels, published by The Antique Collectors Club 2004, pp 78 for similar examples.

Dimensions

H: 12 in / 30 cm | W: 24.5 in / 62 cm | D: 12 in / 30 cm

Condition report

Excellent Condition

Stock number

9261