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A Black Forest Carving of a Hiking Dog

H: 8.5 in / 21 cm

Description

A Black Forest Carving of a Hiking Dog

Carved from stained walnut, the dog naturalistically carved with a sack slung over his shoulder, holding a traditional alphorn and wearing a hat.
Brienz, Circa 1890

Literature

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.

REF No. 9281

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