OIL ON BOARD, MID 20TH C.
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CHARACTERFUL BLACK FOREST WOOD CARVING! We offer this charming antique Austro/German Black Forest match or spill holder carved as a Gnome supporting a large woven basket dating from the 19th or possibly early 20th century. This finely presented piece is hand carved from a single piece of wood and portrays a delightful bearded gnome supporting a large twin handled basket which stands on the ground next to him. The gnome is dressed in typical attire with a pointed hat blouse tied around the waist. The gnome holds a staff in his right hand. The figure and basket are mounted on an oval carved rockwork base and the whole has a wonderful age patina. The match holder is not marked.
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