Swiss "Black Forest" Bear Cub Umbrella Stand, circa 1890.
Swiss "Black Forest" Bear Cub Umbrella Stand, circa 1890.
Swiss "Black Forest" Bear Cub Umbrella Stand, circa 1890.
Swiss "Black Forest" Bear Cub Umbrella Stand, circa 1890.
Swiss "Black Forest" Bear Cub Umbrella Stand, circa 1890.

Swiss "Black Forest" Bear Cub Umbrella Stand, circa 1890.

Carved in the form of a very cute bear cub standing beside a intricately carved tree stump, circa 1890.  Variations on this piece can be seen in the chapter on hall stands in our book “Swiss Carvings” The Art of the Black Forest.