Friday, 26 April 2013
|Black Forest Hare Whip Hooks|
Here you can see two of my Hunting Hare Whiphooks together. See how similar they are, and yet so different. The facial expression, the sleeve cuffs, the paws. These two are most probably made of walnut circa 1880.
The best carvers would have workshops with a team of the best craftsmen following set designs from catalogues, but they would all have slight style differences. This way you can tell you have bought an original, that and the way the wood has been handled on the surface, with a build up of dirt in the deeper grooves.
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