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Mappin and Webb Nutcrackers NC38
Mappin and Webb Nutcrackers NC38
Original, quality circa 1900, pair of silver plated nutcrackers in the original black leather cloth covered box, all looking to be unused. The interior of the lid is marked for the maker "Mappin & Webb Ltd. Victoria Street London" and the nut crackers each are marked for the same maker. Complete and in good and working order.

Box 7" x 5" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 85.00


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: 245.00


Bismark Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC34



Parrot Nut Cracker NC33
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


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. Other similar may well be available.

8" x 2" and 0.75".

 
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Price: 45.00


Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC30



Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC29
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. Other similar may well be available.

8" x 2.5" and 1".

 
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Price: 23.00


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".

2.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 65.00


Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC13



Carved Wooden Nutcracker NC8
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: 56.00

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