H: 8.5 in / 21 cmDescription
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
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.