This item is a beautiful HAND CARVED BLACK FOREST BEAR EPERGNE - SPIEZ. It is in superb condition with no chips, cracks, breaks or missing elements. It has lovely color and patina. The glass Epergne, which appears original, is in perfect condition. The bear carving is exceptional and features glass eyes. Overall, the figure is 11 1/2” tall to the top of the Epergne. The base is marked SPIEZ. This is a city in Switzerland on the shore of Lake Thun which is a favored tourist destination. Much of the Black Forest carving was done as souvenir ware and some was marked for sights or cities.