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Premier Auction - Session I

Fri, Sep 16, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 637

Black Forest Carved Bear Inkwell and Tobacco Box

Estimate: $500 - $700

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$3,000 $250
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late 19th/early 20th century, comprising, standing bear, open mouth, glass eyes, holding a metal lined bucket, with walking stick in proper right paw, hinged head opens to carved interior, 11-1/2 in.; seated bear with open mouth, glass eyes, seated on rocky, wooded base, hinged head opens to glass inkwell, 6-1/4 in.

Provenance: Estate of Madolyn L. Nickerson, Highlands, North Carolina


standing bear head partially detached from hinge, chip to bucket, age splits, scratching, embedded dust, loss to two claws at feet, chip to back at hinge; seated bear a few pinholes to legs and log, scuffing, scratching, partial label to base