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Posted 3 months ago

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Vintagefran
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Hi everyone,
A new member to my bear collection.
I love this ones stance.
He maybe Black Forest but could be Japanese. Although Japanese bears are often depicted holding fish they often seem to have very thin pointed feet like this.
Either way he's a lovely addition to the family.

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  1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 months ago
    He's awesome Fran!! He looks like a Black Forest carving to me.
  2. SpiritBear SpiritBear, 3 months ago
    How adorable.
  3. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 months ago
    Maybe a mother bear protecting her young. Beautiful !
  4. kyratango kyratango, 3 months ago
    How lovely is he! Very nice new member of your collection :-)
  5. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 3 months ago
    Thank you for the loves and comments everyone. Hi Scott, it maybe Black Forest, that's what it was sold as, but, if you Google Japanese vintage carved wood bear your'll see why I'm sceptical, they have a certain look with these pointed thin feet, the Black Forest ones are usually fatter and often have painted claws.
  6. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 months ago
    She's a cute little cub Vintagefran, nice find! :^D I love bears too, maybe post some :^)
  7. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 months ago
    i think it's an Ainu bear from Japan. there are some real nice ones out there!
  8. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 3 months ago
    Hi billretirecoll, could be a cub :) ho2cultcha, I agree, I think it's an Ainu bear. They have a particular look, like this, some are very 'choppy' stylised, I love them :)

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