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Susan Dean, San Marcos CA   

Antique Black Forest Hand Carved Wood Match Box and Ash Tray, Lucern LionAntique Black Forest Hand Carved Wood Match Box and Ash Tray, Lucern LionAntique Black Forest Hand Carved Wood Match Box and Ash Tray, Lucern LionAntique Black Forest Hand Carved Wood Match Box and Ash Tray, Lucern LionAntique Black Forest Hand Carved Wood Match Box and Ash Tray, Lucern LionAntique Black Forest Hand Carved Wood Match Box and Ash Tray, Lucern Lion

A Grand Tour souvenir of Lucerne, Switzerland, this one is a hinged match box or perhaps cigar/cheroot box with ashtray, and has the rare hand carved lion up top that is a symbolic figure of Lucerne, and is the mourning monument for their soldiers lost fighting with and for French King Louis XVI (and Marie-Antoinette) in the French Revolution. Lucerne, Switzerland is a stunningly beautiful old city. I was there a couple of years ago now, and wishing I could go back. But I digress. The lion in Switzerland is actually a very old stone sculpture. It is a giant dying lion carved out of a wall of sandstone rock above a pond at the east end of the medieval town. When you visit, definitely see it. The small carving you see here is a very nice capture of it, in form and in emotion.

Very good to excellent condition, no chips and only a rub to the lion's nose. The ash tray has been recently brass-polished and is at a high shine for its next owner. Measurements are noted on the photos. But basically it is 4" x 3", 3" high when closed.

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Susan Dean
San Marcos
CA
  

Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European

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