Charming & rare antique Black Forest hand carved seated bear figure, a unique desk top mechanical gram postal style scale with "Depose" marked brass mechanism, wonderful detail to the delightful bear figure and glass eyes! We're always looking for interesting and unique old Black Forest pieces and this is definitely one. The bear is one of the more prolific of the Black Forest figures but the function of this one is quite unique. A small mechanical postal scale, measurements in grams and it appears to be in working order though it doesn't start at zero for some reason. A lovely little piece, great as a desk top accent and guaranteed to please.
Very good condition. As noted, the scale sits right at about grams, not on zero for a reason I can't quite understand but alas. Perhaps the leveling just needs to be adjusted with the small bold on the base but then it wouldn't stand quite straight. There are some worm or bug holes visible on the figure, mostly on the right or rear side but there are others throughout (nothing active though, just in from France and customs won't let active infestations through). See pictures for measurements.