Delightful & rare antique Victorian era Black Forest hand carved 8 1/8" smoker's stand or spill vase, a figural scene with police gendarme & thief in front of an old building facade and marked "Weisenburg - 1870"! What a unique and fabulous old piece! Hand sculpted from one large, solid block of wood and amazing! The detail and extensive nature of the carving is superb. Likely meant to be a cigar smoker's stand, the larger receptacle on the left for cigars and the smaller to the right for matches. Great as a match & spill holder on the fireplace mantel or just as the wonderful decorative sculpture that it is! Rare, fabulous, don't miss it!
Very good condition. Each of the figures has a missing hand but, as you can see, the piece is in overall wonderful shape. Possibly a small nip or two but no large chips, damage or repairs to note. See pictures for measurements.
Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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