Striking ‘Black Forest’ walnut carving of an eagle

Origin

Switzerland

Dates

Circa 1920

Dimensions

H  20.47 inches (52.00 cm)   W  12.99 inches (33.00 cm)  

Dimensions
H  20.47 inches (52.00 cm)  
W  12.99 inches (33.00 cm)  

Description

A monumental and striking ‘Black Forest’ walnut carving of an eagle perched on a toppled shield, E Binder

Shown with outstretched wings and the head turned to the right , the talons gripping a sheaf of arrows and a shield decorated in gilt with 12 stars partially obscured by a trailing laurel branch, the feathers realistically carved and scorched, the gaping mouth painted red, all raised on a turned socle.

Provenance

Footnote: For a right-facing eagle in the Ed. Binder u Cie of Brienz Stock Catalogue c1920, see Arenski, Daniels and Daniels, Swiss Carvings, The Art of the ‘Black Forest’ 1820-1940 Woodbridge 2005; p 162 (top right hand plate).

Condition

Excellent

£ 60000.00
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