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Carved Black Forest Umbrella Stand of a Terrier DogCarved Black Forest Umbrella Stand of a Terrier Dog

A Black Forest Umbrella Stand

The long haired terrier, having glass eyes, stands on his hind legs, clasping an elliptical annulus constructed from twigs, standing on a conforming base which incorporates a zinc lined drip pan.
Probably Brienz, Swiss, Circa 1890

Dimensions: H: 32 in / 81 cm W: 17.5 in / 44.5 cm D: 15 in / 38.5 cm

Arenski, Daniels and Daniels 'Swiss Carvings, the Art of the Black Forest', published by the Antique Collectors Club in 2005, illustrates a very similar statue, made by Fuchs Melcior of Brienz, on pp 113.

Brienz, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

Brienz, in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland was remarked upon in Baedeker's Travel Guide, as having a population of 2400, of whom 600 persons were employed as woodcarvers, to supply the tourist trade to Switzerland with mementos of the tour. A museum devoted entirely to the art of wood carving may be visited today.

Item ID:8379

81" (206 cm)
44.5" (113 cm)
38.5" (98 cm)
19th Century

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    Carved Black Forest Umbrella Stand of a Terrier Dog

    £8,800 GBP   ~ $11,187 USD