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Swiss Black Forest Carved Linden Wood & Cut Glass Compote, Marked Meiringen

Origin Switzerland
Period 19th Century
Materials Linden Wood
Dimensions
W. 6.5 in; H. 7.9 in;
W. 16.51 cm; H. 20.07 cm;
Condition Good.
Description Swiss Black Forest Carved Linden Wood & Cut Glass Compote,
Marked Gewidmet Von Turnverein/ Meiringen,
Circa 1900.

The Black Forest compote is in two sections- a glass bowl secured with a shaped linden wood button cap and a linden wood carved base. The base is of circular shape depicting a mountain goat perched beneath a large tree, the tree supporting the glass compote above.

Inscribed: Gewidmet Von Turnverein/ Meiringen (Dedicated to the Gymnasium Club/ Meiringen.

Dimensions: Height 7 7/8 inches x 6 1/2 inches width.

Reference: Swiss Carvings: The Art of the 'Black Forest' 1820-1940, Jay Arenski, Simon Daniel & Michael Daniels, page 162, illustrate a page from a catalog of the Ed. Binder & Co., Brienz retailer where a very similar piece is illustrated. The authors note (page 161) that the carvers often supplied different retailers with the same type of carving.
Styles / Movements Folk Art, Traditional
Patterns Animal/Insects
Dealer Reference Number NY7149-cnp
Incollect Reference Number 459432
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