pair of early c20th black forest' carved miniature bears

Pair of early C20th "Black Forest'" carved miniature bears.



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Pair of early C20th "Black Forest" carved miniature bears. Charming pair of carved linden wood (lime) bears , one seated on its haunches ,the other rolled on its back, each supporting an original brass bowl . Well -carved and modelled with naturalistically painted mouths and teeth , fitted with glass-bead eyes (one missing). Minor chip to one foot. Probably conceived as ash-trays , and made and sold as tourist souvenirs from Switzerland .
H and L 4"
W 2"
Switzerland or Bavaria c.1920
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Internal Ref: ML127

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