It is in very good antique condition and the only damage I have seen is that his right ear has been mended at some stage. Please study the attached photos carefully to determine the condition for yourself as these form a major part of the description. I believe that this stunning item was carved in BRIENZ, Switzerland by one of the best bear carvers, SEILAR-BRAVANT around 1900.
The music box is activated by winding and starts playing when the decanter is removed from the tree stump. The mechanism works and plays but sounds a bit clonky and would probably benefit from some attention. I decided to leave it alone for someone who knows what they're doing! I do not recognise the tune.It measures 36cms tall x 20cms front to back x 19cms across widest part. The item "BLACK FOREST BEAR SWISS MUSIC BOX DECANTER ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD C1900 IN VGC" is in sale since Thursday, April 1, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Woodenware\Carved Figures/Models". The seller is "orex123" and is located in Headley, Bordon. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.