Posted 4 years ago
Hi everyone... I have been researching this tobbacco jar which I own for some time now but dont seem to be getting anywhere. I believe it to be mid to late 19th century. It is a painted carved standing fox (not a bear) in his best smoking jacket and is holding a stick in one hand hand and is concealing a chicken under his coat. It has been carved to a very high standard and looks absolutely fabulous. As can be seen his head comes off to reveal a hollowed out body for the bacco. He is about 14" tall and even has signs of old woodworm on him. The closest thing I have seen is that of the black forest carvings but these were never painted. I have sent pics to Bonhams at the relevant department for more info but they also have not seen anything like it before and did agree with my dating but that was about all. If anyone out there has any info on him I would love to hear from them ...Many thx..