Unusual Vintage Solid Brass Nutcracker Jester's Head
Description: A vintage solid brass nutcracker shaped as the court jester's head. The nut is inserted in between the jester's heads half and the long curved handles are then squeezed to open the nut. The inside has ribbing or raised casting to ensure the nut does not slip. The jester's head shows very nice details of his face, hat with bells, and the collar below his neck; just excellent casting and beautiful details. Look at the nose, eyes, bells in the hat, and teeth in his open mouth. This is a very unusual piece and is rather interesting and would make a great discussion piece. It could use a good cleaning, but we will leave that to the new owner. Please view photos as they are part and parcel of the description.
Date: Early to mid 20th Century
Origin: Probably Continental
Size: 7 1/4" long, 1 1/4" at its widest, and is 1 5/8" high. This is a rather substantial piece weighing about 12 ounces.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a very nice and unusual piece to add to your collection or use around your home.
Condition: In excellent shape with no breaks, cracks, or repairs. The piece has stains and some scratches through out. It could probably use a good cleaning, but we will leave that to the new owner. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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