The bears are always a favorite! The old one you see here, a wall-hung crop hook, is the very top of a large hall tree, umbrella stand, c.1870-80s (I can see that it's been cleanly cut at 2 spots on bottom that would have been the branches extending up to it. It's been altered thus a long long time ago, the hardware is also antique. The old Black Forest carved wood crop hooks with animals area always highly sought after, but none more so than those with bears. This one is large on the branch, which is 12.75" long. As a seated bear, he's 5" tall, so were he a standing bear, he'd be 8" or so (in order for you to try to picture the size a bit better). The hooks are carved wood that looks like horns. All measurements are noted on the photos.
Very good to excellent condition for age and type, with a nod to the chipped ear and a tiny nip at the toes on the extended foot. Note above about it being the top portion of a large hall tree. Ready to hang. Both glass eyes are in place, and the anatomical study is just charming.
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