H: 37 in / 93 cm | W: 24 in / 60 cmDescription
A Pair of Large Black Forest Game Plaques
Expertly carved in Lindenwood, the shaped plaques, carved with oak leaves, depict a buck and a roe deer, a hare and fox, hung as trophies.
Brienz area, Switzerland, Circa 1880
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 shows a virtually identical pair on pp 87, attributed to Johann Flück.