The above 19th century Black Forest carved treen figure group in the form of a standing fox and hare, had come in via a house clearance of a deceased estate. The item was contained amongst a wide variety of household goods, ornamental items and furniture, and was included in the items coming in to auction at the last minute, being otherwise scheduled to be taken to the tip amongst other items the following day. The unusual piece, which would at one time have been used to hold spices or tobacco, went on to sell in the internationally marketed auction for £14,000.
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