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Swiss Black Forest Carved Linden Wood & Cut Glass Compote, marked Meiringer, Circa 1880-90


Swiss Black Forest Carved Linden Wood & Cut Glass Compote,

marked Meiringer,

Circa 1900


The Black Forest compote is in two sections- a glass bowl secured with a shaped linden wood button cap and a linden wood carved base.  The base is of circular shape depicting a mountain goat perched beneath a large tree, the tree supporting the glass compote above.


Inscribed: Gewidmet Von Turnverein/ Meiringen (Dedicated to the Gymnasium Club/  Meringen (Meiringen is the maker of the piece).


Dimensions: Height 7 7/8 inches x 6 1/2 inches width.


Reference: Swiss Carvings: The Art of the 'Black Forest' 1820-1940, Jay Arenski, Simon Daniel & Michael Daniels, page 162, illustrate a page from a catalogue of the Ed. Binder & Co., Brienz retailer where a very similar piece is illustrated.  The authors note (page 161) that the carvers often supplied different retailers with the same type of carving.







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