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Bismark Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC34
Bismark Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC34
Original, quality late 19th century, Swiss carved "Black Forest" nutcracker in the form of the head of 'Otto Von Bismark' (1815 to 1898) a prominent Prussian Statesman, Prince of Bismark, Duke of Leunburg and First Chancellor of Germany. A super example with a wonderfully detailed head and face and a good colour. Complete and in good and working order. The first we have seen of Bismark. 8.5" x 3" x 2". 
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Price: 285.00


Parrot Nut Cracker NC33
Original, quality 1920's steel nutcrackers in the form of a parrot's head and beak with feather detail to the head. This realistic and most unusal pair of nutcrackers was originally nickel plated of which most has worn away otherwise all is complete and in good and working order. The first we have seen. 6.5" x 2.5" x 1"  
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Price: 85.00


Parrot Nut Cracker NC33



Cased Pair of Nut Crackers NC32
Cased Pair of Nut Crackers NC32
Two original, quality, silver plated on steel nutcrackers, circa 1900, in the original fitted box with a hinged lid and black 'leather paper' covering to the outside. The interior of the box has white silk to the lid and brown velvet to the base. The lid is stamped for the maker "Mappin and Webb of London" and the nut crackers are also stamped for the same. These appear unused, although the box is rubbed to the outside. All are complete and in good and working order. Box 7" x 5" and 1.25", nut crackers 5" x 1.5" and 0.75".  
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Price: 115.00


Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC31
Original, quality pre-war, well carved Eastern European wooden nutcracker, designed to take hazel nuts. Complete and in good and working order. 8.25" x 2.25" and 1". Other similar may well be available.  
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Price: 34.00


Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC31



Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC30
Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC30
Original, quality pre-war, well carved Eastern European wooden nutcracker, designed to take hazel nuts. Complete and in good and working order. 8" x 2" and 0.75". Other similar may well be available.  
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Price: 45.00


Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC29
Original, quality pre-war, well carved Eastern European wooden nutcracker, designed to take hazel nuts. Complete and in good and working order. 8" x 2.5" and 1". Other similar may well be available.  
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Price: 34.00


Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC29



Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC22
Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC22
Original, quality, late 19th century, Swiss carved 'Black Forest' nutcracker in the form of the head of a peasant, with a knotted scarf around the head. A great colour and condition, complete and in good and working order for smallish nuts. 7" x 3" and 2" wide.  
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Price: 65.00


Dog Nutcracker, 2 available NC21
Original, quality, pre-war, cast iron nutcracker in the form of a standing dog, with the long tail for a lever handle. Lift the handle and the jaw will open to take a small nut. Impressed to the lever "Made in England" and "Patent No. 273480". All in the original 'bronze' finish and complete and in good and working order. 9" x 4" x 1.5". Price is for each. 
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Price: 65.00


Dog Nutcracker, 2 available   NC21



Carved Wooden Nutcracker   NC13
Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC13
Original, quality, Swiss carved 'Black Forest' nutcracker in the form of a local chap, with a hat on and carving engraved "Oberammergau 1930" to the front grip. The mouth would be used for small nuts and beneath the rear arm from underneath for the larger ones. Oberammergau is a village in Bavaria, Germany famous for its Passion Play performed every 10 years. Complete and in good and working order. 9.5" x 3" and 2.5" front to back.  
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Price: 85.00


Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC8
Original, quality late 19th century, swiss carved 'Black Forest' nutcracker in the form of a gnome type bearded gent, with one small repair to the beard. All in a great colour and complete and in good and working order. 8" x 4" x 1.5" front to back. 
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Price: 65.00


Carved Wooden Nutcracker   NC8

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