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Delightful Figural Wooden Nutcracker

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All Items: Antiques: Instruments and Implements: Culinary: Pre 1900: item # 272758

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14380 Shoreline Highway
Valley Ford, CA 94972-0419

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Delightful Figural Wooden Nutcracker

The bespectacled character protrayed on this antiques nutcracker could possibly be an old woman, but I choose to think that it Guisseppe, the widower who fashioned his "son" Pinocchio to ease his loneliness. Whichever and whatever, the carving is full of character. Tyrolean or Swiss, late Nineteenth Century, it is in fine condition, with only minor wear and no repairs, and is about eight inches in length and 1-3/4 inches wide and three inches deep.

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