Delightful antique 19th century Black Forest hand carved wood liquor tantalus, liqueur stand. Expertly hand carved portraying the figure of a hiking bear. Beautiful detail throughout, the paws and head skillfully worked and the body finished with intricate cross-hatching to emphasize fur. Expressive features include a wide open mouth set in a grin to greet viewers, painted a vibrant red with tongue exposed and teeth bared. Finished with a pair of glass eyes, adding to the beauty and whimsical charm of this unique bear. The fully dimensional solid wood figure is depicted standing upright on his hind legs, one paw around a walking stick for his journey. Supporting the liquor caddy on his back, artfully carved to resemble a large wicker basket. The clear glassware on this bear is decorated with hand painted gold accents, and comprises of a stoppered decanter for liquor or wine, together with matching set of six cordial glasses / goblets. A fun and whimsical piece to delight guests and enjoy on the table this holiday season for an after dinner aperitif. In overall very good antique condition, no damage to note, some general wear commensurate with age. No chips or cracks to the glassware set, some wear to the gilded accents as expected from use and there are some small nicks to the base of the stopper. Stands 15 3/8" total height with the decanter in place, 9 1/8" length x 7 3/8" width.