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These items pictured are not for sale. They are for decor only!
However, we do have many wonderful wood carvings for sale.
Please also see the wood items in the Third Reich section.

 

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From the master school of wood carving at Berchtesgaden
these masks are from special pagan ceremonies carried out deep in the alps.

 

Please be sure to visit our Kaiser Wilhelm II collection.

Also, take a look at our Frederick the Great gallery.

 

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MINIATURE GARDE du CORPS HELMET (Item KCARVING 1-1)

DESCRIPTION: This is a masterfully carved rendition of the helmet of the Garde du Corps, the elite bodyguard regiment of the German Kaisers. It is spectacular in that it is carved from a material that we are told is mammoth bone. The detailing is nothing short of superb for European carving, and to look at the details of the eagle and especially the feathers, one is taken aback with the amazing work that is akin to the work done by talented masters of centuries gone by. This would be considered a museum-example treasure. It needs a small glass showcase with lighting and should be displayed all by its beautiful lonesome. The is an exceptional piece of Germanic art. 

PRICE: $500.00

 

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 WOODEN STATUE OF VON HINDENDURG (Item KCARVING 1-2)

DESCRIPTION: This is a fantastic wood carving of Germany's greatest field marshal, who won decisive victories over the Russians at Tannenberg, 1914, and the Masaurian Lakes, 1915. Paul von Hindenburg, 1847-1934, was also the president of post-WWI Germany. He was extremely popular with the German people. Many paintings, enamels, bronzes, and other art forms commemorate this, the greatest of old soldiers. But this is the first wood carving I have seen in my many years of experience in this field. It should be noted that to make an accurate likeness in wood sculpture is the very height of artistic expression; much more difficult than a painting or the clay modeling that precedes the actual sculpting of a bronze statue. Mistakes often curse such a project to doom where the other art forms can be corrected many times over. This artist, who has signed the master carving, is a man by the name of E. Renner. He can be looked up in German listings of the greatest of wood carvers. The most interesting thing about the rendering is that the Imperial Staff Chief (his WWI rank) is shown wearing the armor and garb of a Teutonic knight of old. This is Germanic tradition-to portray their leaders of note in the regalia of knighthood. Many of you have seen the later German leader A H not I ebay dressed in this manner with mount and lance. This was a famous painting that was exhibited at the House of German Art. The statue of Hindenburg is mounted on a separate plinth and may have been used as hiding place for money or jewels in a wealthy homestead??? This is definitely the type art that had cost dearly in its day. The height is near 34 inches with base. The base is 8 ½ inches square and is about 12 inches high. This is without a doubt a fantastic historic treasure worthy as a center piece for any Imperial of general Germanic collection or museum setting.

PRICE: $3,500.00.

 

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 A Fine Old German Meerschaum Pipe (Item KCARVING 1-3)

DESCRIPTION: This is a really beautiful Meerschaum pipe carved by hand to depict the German Eagle in all its glory. It is in its original leather-covered case with velvet lining. The pipe itself is in almost perfect condition with one small carved bead missing among the 32 or so surrounding the top of the pipe bowl. Also missing is the amber stem. I understand that these are obtainable at fine tobacco shops that abound in the better shopping malls across the country. This is an extra fine example of the art with a German patriotic motif that is very inspiring to we Germanophiles!

PRICE:  SOLD

 

Landsknecht

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Two Carved Wood Landsknecht Sculptures in Wood (Item KCARVING 1-4; LAND 1-9; OLD 5-9)

DESCRIPTION:   These are truly magnificent museum pieces in every sense of the word. Against carvings recently done in Bavaria or the Black Forest region there is absolutely no comparison. The figures are absolutely worthy of being featured in a museum or advanced art gallery. We have in many years never seen finer examples although we have viewed some of Germany’s greatest collections of wood sculpture and just nothing quite compares. The accuracy of the costuming, the human countenance of the faces, the deployment of their armor all go to speak of masterpieces in wood. From what we have been able to garner in information about when these figures were carved from German sources we are led to believe that they probably were executed in the mid 19th century and the work is considered extra typical of the carving of the south Tyrol. The armor and other costuming of the sculptures suggest historical depictions that would be from that area, as well. The figures depict Landsknecht militiamen of the first third of the 16th century. Note that we show pictures from museum sources of similarly attired Landsknechtsoldaten. The difference between the Swiss and northern Landsknecht was mainly in the style of the weapons used. The sword seen worn by one of the figures differs in that it does not have the typical s-curved cross guard. The mace he holds is the long version that was used not only as a head crusher, but because of its length, it was very effective in bringing an enemy down from his horse in a quick motion. The pole arm held by the other figure is a simple staff with what usually had an iron point. Simple, but deadly, it could be thrust into the adversary piercing chain mail or it could be hurled through the air at the enemy soldiers. The figure holding this weapon is suited in excellent armor garniture and wears an iron helmet. His upper torso is covered in chain mail. His blouse is of the typical Landsknecht flamboyant style. The armor covers only the chest and upper leg area. His back has no vital covering. The other figure wears no actual armor, but has a full tunic of chain mail. He wears a full protective helmet and the cloak usually worn by officers. The cloak was often of bright woolen weave. The figures measure between 14 and 15 inches generally, not counting the height of the weapons. The faces of these men are individual, but the artist has put true character in each one. They could practically breathe; they are so realistic. So what you see here are examples of the pride of Germany’s wood sculpture art. These figures could hardly be executed today even by the best of the Tyrolian carvers. The condition is excellent. The figures will be sold as a set, only.

PRICE:  $11.000

 

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German Hand-Carved Black Forest Clock (Item KCARVING 1-5)

DESCRIPTION:   This is simply the epitome of Black Forest art in the finest tradition of the craft. The piece stands about 9 1/2 inches from the bottom of the base to the top of the eagle’s head and 11 1/2 inches from the bottom of the base to the top of the wingtips. First of all, let us say that the clock does not work. The spring is defunct, but it is a simple clock movement and can be fixed or replaced without much trouble. But, the clock fades in significance when you consider the importance and beauty of the carving. This, not the timepiece, is the prime article here. We have, during the years, seen examples of the most wonderful Black Forest pieces and many of them where great and stupendous, but it is a fact that not many of them could compare with the excellent quality of this offering. This is without a single doubt the greatest B.F. carving we have ever seen (not the largest; just the best!). It’s a masterpiece. The feathers of the bird are so real looking that you would be waiting for him to take flight. The deep dimension and realistic presentation is incredible! Even the rocks and foliage are depicted in stark realism. This piece is worthy of display in a museum or an excellent collection. If you love the finest in wood carving and/or have a love affair with the proud German eagle, this is possibly the ultimate! They may come bigger, but they don’t come better.

PRICE:   $1,850.00

 

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Fantastic Black Forest Carving (Item KCARVING 1-6; WOODMASTER 1-3)

DESCRIPTION: We have all seen the carving of deer, moose, and various animals, eagles, hunters, etc., all in the finest traditions of the Black Forest carvers. They are all really great and deserving of inclusion in fine collections, but this one that we offer here is worthy of a museum or a forest gallery of fine art. We have visited many of the greatest museum assemblages of such art and can say that we have never seen anything that would be quite as finely detailed as this item is. Here is what we call unreservedly the finest detailed Black Forest carving we have ever seen and I’m sure you will agree once you have seen the actual piece. It’s a typical scene within the perception of a typical thatched-roof house or Festhalle within a village in the Tyrol. The scene is of folksy merriment as a Trachten-wearing couple steps forward to begin dancing, while the other party revelers are enthusiastically watching and cheering them on. In the background at the right a man and woman are playing the musical instruments—probably a zither. At the far right a woman prepares various delicacies for the dinner that will follow the evening’s musical festivities. The detail of the costumes, the faces of the participants, the artistically portrayed attitudes, the structure of the building all join to make this just about the best by far Black Forest carving that we have ever even heard of. I’m sure you will agree if you were to see in up close. Unfortunately, pictures just don’t do it justice. The former owner did adjust it in such a way that there is an opening at the top of the frame where he has set a light bulb on (picture light) and when lit it gives a beautiful glow to the scene when hanging on the wall. It measures with the frame 21 x 18 inches by 3 inches deep. The carving itself is 14 x 11 inches.

PRICE: SOLD

 

Wood Carved Lady

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Modern dirndls: the ultimate Germania nationalistic wear

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Hand-carved Lüsterweibchen from Berchtesgaden Headquarters (Item KCARVING 1-7, WOODMASTER 1-2, SS 36-7 )

DESCRIPTION: A Lüsterweibchen is a carved, female figure that is set between trophy-stag antlers from a hunt. But, sometimes, only the carved wooden figure is seen without antlers, as this one is. The remarkable thing first about this piece is that it once graced the Heim or Storm Troopers’ barracks at Berchtesgaden and it’s so marked with a stamp on its backside. We bought a lot of books from this Standarte and some uniform items that we sold, but were quite surprised when this gorgeous lady showed up in the offerings, and we were delighted to purchase her. She is dressed in the typical wide-sleeved dirndl so popular in medieval times. The style is strictly Bavaria or possibly Tyrolean. Dresses that are loosely based on dirndls are known as “Landhausmode”or Trachtenmode. In any case, our lady depicted here looks like she is getting ready to sing: „Muß i‘ den, muß i‘ den, Zum Städetele hinaus, Städetele hinaus und du mein Schatz bleibst hier.“ She may be carved from wood, but she ‘don’t have a wooden heart ’as the song goes - - I’m sure the romantic troopers must have loved her as she hung there in their midst. She measures 16 inches top to bottom and 12 inches across sleeve to sleeve. She is certainly a pretty Fraulein indeed, and is an artistic trophy of exciting times.

PRICE: SOLD

 

Cannon In Glass Case

 

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Model Cannon Crafted in Bone (Item KWEP 5-4, KCARVING 1-8)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a most unique item indeed! It’s a hand-carved field artillery piece hewn from bone. We do know there was a tradition of carving such items when men sailed the seas either as prisoners of war or able-bodied seamen. Many a master carver produced incredible items from bone or ivory. Seafaring men were not the only persons who turned out such lovely items such as miniature ships, cannons, human effigies, etc. Today, for the most part, it’s a ‘lost art’ in our busy society such as it is, and indeed we have lost touch with the dexterity, patience, and artistic aplomb as enjoyed in a finer age. This cannon is certainly a wonderful example of this aesthetic ability on the part of an individual who knew military nomenclature as well as being a master carver. We don’t know the origin of this item, but it was found in Germany and appears to be vintage of the turn of the century or earlier. It is with a glass case for display and security. It measures 14 ½ inches from the muzzle to the end of the carriage tow hole. The wheels are 6 inches in diameter and across the tops of the wheels it measures 7 inches. This is the ultimate museum display that bespeaks the beautiful craftsmanship of an age of high adventure.

PRICE:   $2,850.00
Germania International will not ship any item that contains any animal parts to any country where such items are prohibited!

 

Meerschaum Cigarette Pipe

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A Dragoon helmet of the period

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Patriotic Cigarette Pipe Carved in Meerschaum (Item KCARVING 1-9)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a cute, little cigarette pipe from the 1890s depicting a little German lad dressed in the uniform and spike helmet of the period. This is the sort of pipe used with a cigarette that is placed in the pipe bowl that is, in this case, found in the front of the helmet. The figure is of a handsome boy whose uniform has the shoulder boards of a Dragoon officer, and on his chest he wears the Iron Cross. The helmet is the typical Dragoon style as used from the 1870 Franco-Prussian War through the early stages of WWI. The pipe is small measuring about 4 inches long including the stem, which is carved in an amberlike material. This is a very charming relic of what was a glorious age of Kaisereich refinement.

PRICE: $420.00; REALLY NEAT!

 

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