This is a nicely carved Black Forest bear that is seated with a chain collar around its neck. The piece stands about 5 inches tall and the base is about 2 inches by 2.5 inches. The head lifts off of the bear revealing a bored opening into the body of the bear that is perfectly round and about 2.25 inches deep. Most likely this was intended to be a storage space for wooden strike-anywhere matches or possibly sewing needles. The chain collar is most likely a decorative accent with no purpose beyond that. The piece is in very good condition and could be used for a purpose of your own choosing when sitting on your desk. There are no chips or cracks in the wood. The surface is clean and bright. Overall, it will be a nice addition to somebody’s collection of Black Forest bears.
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