Hans Heinrich Zeller created in 1945-1946, independently and together with his son Adolf Heinrich Zeller, the Hans & Adolf Heinzeller wood sculpturing firm. In 1958-1959 Hans Heinzeller built its main office building in Oberammergau. The Heinzeller workshop is still working primarily on the plans of company founder Hans Heinrich Zeller. Carvings by Hans Heinrich Zeller can be found all over the world. The designs are known for their realistic subjects and forms. Some of his designs can be found today in the museum in Oberammergau.
This wonderful, detailed carving is of a Bavarian Gentleman hunting prey. Attired in medium brown hiking boots, knee length pants, jacket, tie and Tyrolean hat he carefully walks along with his faithful hunting dog while enjoying his favorite long-stem pipe. The man cradles this gun with both hands, watching for the next prey to break cover. Swung over his back is a rabbit, his first for today. The carving, circa 1960's, resembles the work done by Anri of Italy, in quality, colors and subject matter. The figurine measures 5 5/8" in height and rests on a 2 1/4" X 1 3/4" base. It has the original foil label showing the company logo and "Hans U Adolf Heinzeller - Holzbildhauer - Oberammergau'. It is also signed in pencil "Rockey". There are no cracks, chips or repairs; near mint.