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Premier Auction - Session I

Fri, Sep 16, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 636

Two Black Forest Bear Form Pipe Holders

Estimate: $500 - $700

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

late 19th/early 20th century, comprising stand with astride bear, mouth open, glass eyes, tree form pipe rack atop back, with seven pipe holders, the whole atop a carved rocky base, base with wind for music box, ending in four feet, 9-7/8 x 8-3/4 x 6 in.; standing bear with open mouth, teeth bared, glass eyes, holding walking stick in one paw, tree trunk form pipe rack in other, with six pipe holders, atop a grassy hill base, further raised on rectangular plinth with canted corners, 11-1/4 x 9 x 6-3/4 in.

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


walking bear having two pipe holders detached, but retained, three others with breaks and glued repairs, wind key to music box at base, does not work, split to base with separation, split to one foot to base, each with minor chips throughout, scratching, age splits, embedded dust