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Antique Hand Carved Swiss Black Forest Game Plaque, Fruits of the Hunt, Duck
Antique Hand Carved Swiss Black Forest Game Plaque, Fruits of the Hunt, Duck
Antique Hand Carved Swiss Black Forest Game Plaque, Fruits of the Hunt, Duck
Antique Hand Carved Swiss Black Forest Game Plaque, Fruits of the Hunt, Duck
Antique Hand Carved Swiss Black Forest Game Plaque, Fruits of the Hunt, Duck
Antique Hand Carved Swiss Black Forest Game Plaque, Fruits of the Hunt, Duck
Antique Hand Carved Swiss Black Forest Game Plaque, Fruits of the Hunt, Duck
Antique Hand Carved Swiss Black Forest Game Plaque, Fruits of the Hunt, Duck

Antique Hand Carved Swiss Black Forest Game Plaque, Fruits of the Hunt, Duck

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Beautifully carved, and an interesting play of dark against an almost walnut stain in the carving creating a fine framework into which this duck or game bird, water fowl, is hung, awaiting the meal prep. This "fruits of the hunt" theme is not a celebration of death, but a prayer of thanksgiving for provision of the bird and fruit carved - a successful hunt and a sustaining meal to be had. These carvings are reverent, beautiful, wonderful on kitchen walls as well as cabin or lodge. These are hung in both of my homes, kitchen/keeping room, and it's not just my Swiss heritage that draws me to them - they truly are fine sculptures created some 150 years ago, in the case of this one, by very talented carvers.  This one is 16" long, 10.5" widest and is a deep bas relief illusion that extends from the wall not much more than 2" deepest. 

Very good to excellent condition, a unique presentation by this carver, the crest and framing in lighter stain for contrast, and the duck and fruit dark and rich. If there's a chip somewhere, I haven't found it. As if it were hung in 1860 and just lately taken from a wall. Is that a duck or another form of game hen?