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Posted 7 years ago


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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..

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  1. chris, 6 years ago
    hi there from austria
    i have a similar piece and i collect such pieces
    did you also sell it?
    it is a humidor carved in german for more informations just get it contact
    all the best
  2. SMELLYJELLY, 6 years ago
    Hi Chris and sorry for the delay, havent been on for some time now. Any info you have would be much appreciated. I do still have it and also a few other carved wood and ceramic / pottery jars.. I have seen one fairly similar recently in a book and it it was continental and was worth £1000 - £1500 and it was a small cat inside a shoe with a hinged lid made from treen. Patina was very similar as was the painted finish.. Kind regards Dave..
  3. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 2 years ago
    Hi Smellyjelly & Chris, if you're sill around after 4years! Mr Fox here is absolutely adoable. I love Black Forest animals (especially the Bears:) they're all beautifully carved, humerous and each unique, like teddy bears, they have their own personalities. Love it!

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