A wonderful little bit of hand carved wood from the 19th century carvers of the Black Forest region of Europe. This is a cheroot holder, or small pipe made to hold the smallish cigars called 'cheroot'. The carved pipe-like holder is a working pipe, not just an ornament. But with a wonderful dog carved so nicely up top, one might find it move appealing to display it for the work of art it is.
Very good to excellent condition. I have just noticed on our photos the tiny bits of green which was used to mount it on a display rack. I would have cleaned it off if I'd seen it in hand. It's like the putty used to anchor dishes in areas that deal with earthquake like we do, but in this case it's probably florist's putty. In any case, it isn't a flaw and will come right off. My apologies for not noticing earlier. Will be cleaned off before shipment. There are no other flaws to note, and of course the green isn't a flaw. Except perhaps in my for not catching it earlier. Measurement noted on the photos.
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