Exquisite Black Forest carving, with rare freshwater motif featuring carp, eel, and crayfish, c1860. The aquatic/fishing theme is quite unusual: most plaques we have seen have more of a hunting/game-centered focus, with rabbit, quail, etc.
Lovely dark patina. 2 small chips, not really noticable, that don't visually detract (see photos). Otherwise excellent condition for age. More photos available on request.
Measures 40" tall and 21" wide.