The bears are always a favorite, aren't they. And what could be more fun than a hand carved antique Black Forest (Swiss) bear that stoppers up your bottle or attends a gift of wine for your hosts? I love these little guys. We so seldom find them in excellent condition, but the we do we always add them to inventory for you. They never last long. So fun for cabin or ski lodge (not that far away, is is) or for the Holidays decorating, too. This one is c.1890-1930, I'd say, and he has painted mouth and glass eyes, wonderful anatomical expression by the carver.
Very good to excellent condition, the old cork is hand shaved and the bear is entirely hand carved. Not a single chip nor flaw to note on him, which is quite rare in these smaller carved pieces. Measurements are noted on photos, but he is 4.25" tall overall.
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Antique Hand Carved Black Forest 4.25" Bear Bottle Stopper, Cork, c.1870s-1900
$137 $195 SALE