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Pair Black Forest Cattle, Probably by Johann HugglerPair Black Forest Cattle, Probably by Johann HugglerPair Black Forest Cattle, Probably by Johann Huggler

A Pair Black Forest Cattle, Probably by Johann Huggler

Carved in lindenwood, the naturalistically carved swiss cow and bull stand on elliptical bases.

Brienz Area, Circa 1870

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.
Literature; 'Swiss Carvings, The Art of the Black Forest' by Arenski, Daniels and Daniels, published by The Antique Collectors Club 2004 for similar examples on pp 83-85.

ITEM ID
8704
COLOR
brown
HEIGHT
11.25" (29 cm)
AGE
19th Century
THEME
Animal
WIDTH
13" (33 cm)
TYPE
Antique

Butchoff Antiques

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UK
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    Pair Black Forest Cattle, Probably by Johann Huggler

    £8,500 GBP
    ~ $10,586