Featured carved wood bear with brass pot - black forest ?

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  1. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

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  2. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Think you did find him there. What more did you want to know? That one's a souvenir of Switzerland in Black Forest style. Yours is something similar.
     
  3. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    right you are, i didnt get the switzerland link from the name

    thank you
     
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  4. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    Gateaux, yum yum :D
     
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  5. desperate_fun

    desperate_fun Irregular Member

    In the first photo it sure looks like he has false teeth
     
  6. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    ha, yeah, and also a bit like sloth from the goonies !!
     
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  7. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    They have been making these for a long time, and still are. Some are antique.
    I never understood why Swiss carvings are so often called Black Forest, maybe it is the subject matter. But this is Swiss, as Bronwen said. I think yours could be 1930s, but I could be way off.
    Maybe @Fid knows.
     
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  8. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    thanks aj

    he certainly doesnt have the same charm as the old dark german black forest type ones

    im presuming an ash tray ?
     
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  9. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I don't know, there is no cigarette rest. For sweets on a shop counter? Maybe Fid knows, he is Swiss. I already tagged him.

    You're right, Black Forest carvings are darker.
     
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  10. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    From your photo of the bottom, I would say that this one was once attached to a base, the way the Luzern specimen is. Would expect to find a lot of these would be souvenirs of Bern(e).
     
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  11. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I have a small bear carving from Bern. In times past the bears just walked through the streets of Bern, hence the name of the town, and the town crest:
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    When I was there in the 60s they lived in a bear pit, which wasn't very bear-friendly. The bear park is a much better solution.
     
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  12. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    sounds like a cartoon town !!
     
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  13. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    But a very pretty one:
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    i need help Well-Known Member

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  15. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Same here, & I thought, How awful. But at the time, think zoo husbandry idea was that pits were an advance over cages.
     
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  16. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    And it was, of course.
    Best is to let them have their freedom, in the wild.:bear:
     
  17. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    This could be a whole other rant thread, how humans interact with other animals. Living in New Jersey, @gregsglass may have some thoughts on bears.
     
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  18. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi,
    Here in central Jersey at the shore we do not have bears, only BARES.
    gregs
     
  19. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    thanks inh

    yeah the bowl is removable

    they seem to vary widely in prices dont they !
     
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