Lovely antique Victorian to early Edwardian era Black Forest hand carved 10 3/4" tall pocket watch or pendant display piece, a large hawk or bird of prey figure with 2-tone glass eyes and wonderful visual & decorative appeal! Great for Black Forest and/or pocket watch collectors, this one is relatively large in size and the detail is wonderful with the bird's wings spread as if preparing for flight and the foliage accented base framing the pocket watch. Of course, the watch in the images isn't included, just an old damaged one we sometimes use for example. Great for a family heirloom or antique pocket watch or pendant, don't miss it!
If you've followed us for a while you know I'm a big fan of the old hand carved "Black Forest" items that come to us from 19th century Switzerland, Germany, parts of France and Italy, where they pleased the Grand Tour tourists and still please us all today. These hand carved treasures range from whimsical small bears to large and elaborate mantel clocks, wall clocks, wall plaques showing the most awesome anatomical studies of stag, fowl, "fruits of the hunt". I've got more to list so look through the vast collection. I've just used quite a few piece in our own 2nd home decoration , Rocky Mountains location, and love the look as well as the heritage since my own ancestors hail from that region and others. The pieces work well in Country Manor, French Country, Ski Lodge or Hunt Lodge and even in a den or office. Everything from a pocket watch case to huge plaques - from needle and thread holders to cigar caddy - these decorative objects survive today a testament to the artisan's craft of carving wood.
Very good condition. A bit of chipping to the tips of the bird's wings and possibly beak. A few other small nips possible and the velvet watch backing is quite aged but intact. See pictures for all measurements.
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