A Black Forest Carved Dog

GBP 25,000.00

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Object Description

Constructed in naturalistically carved and stained lindenwood, the recumbent dog complete with a carved collar, lead, and glass inset eyes.
Brienz area, circa 1890

Object History

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 Forest’ 1820-1940. Woodbridge: Antique Collectors’ Club, 2005, p. 34 (illus. no. 26). Illustrating a closely related carved single dog; Private collection.

Object Condition

Excellent condition

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