Collection / Sculpture


A 'Black Forest' Dog Group

A 'Black Forest' Dog Group

Dimensions: H: 8 in / 20 cm  |  W: 20 in / 51 cm  |  D: 9 in / 23 cm

PRICE: £15,000


A 'Black Forest' Dog Group

The naturalistically carved limewood group shows the bitch couchant and her three playful pups; glass eyes are used in all the figures, in the manner of Walter Mäder.
Black Forest area, Circa 1900


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.


Arenski, Jay, Michael Daniels, and Simon Daniels. Swiss Carvings: The Art of the Black Forest : 1820-1940. Woodbridge: Antique Collectors' club, 2004; illustrating comparable examples.

REF No. 9810

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