We are offering a very nicely executed piece of Black Forest carving done in the form of a stag’s head complete with two beady eyes. The piece has two nickel plated rimmed holes in the top. We suspect that the piece was part of a tobacco pipe at one time. The pipe stem was probably inserted into one of the two holes and the bowl of the pipe was inserted into the other hole. This piece probably served as a connector between the stem and pipe bowl. Considered by itself it is a nice piece of Black Forest carving that easily stands alone as a display piece. If you have several Black Forest pipe parts and need the link to complete the pipe then this will fill your needs. The piece is about 3.875 inches long and 1.25 inches wide. The holes are approximately 5/8ths and 11/16ths inches respectively in diameter and appear to be suited for a friction fit. The condition is excellent with no cracks, chips or breaks. The original bead eyes are still present. It has a great original finish which is as good as the day it was made.
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