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Vintage Hand Carved Wood Figural Nutcracker Italy
This great Nutcracker is just in time for the Holidays! It is marked on the handle ''Made In Italy''. The nutcracker is 7 3/4'' tall and the body is 2 1/2''. It is 6 3/4'' long from the nose to the end of the handle. Great hand carved detail! It is in very good condition. Please see the pictures. Here is a little history according to Alexander Taron:
THE NUTCRACKERNo one knows where the first nutcracker was born, or even what he looked like. Various accounts place his date of birth in the 17th or 18th century. His was not a celebrated birth, so perhaps he's been around much longer.
One can imagine him being carved during the long winter nights before Christmas. No doubt he was ready in time for the Christmas feasts, where nuts are as traditional as apples and gingerbread. Many early nutcrackers are fashioned as kings, generals, and policemen. The carvers were delighted to find a practical use for such stern authority figures.
Today, a nutcracker's mere presence is enough to bring good luck to those who believe in him. You must realize that their large teeth ans stern countenance are necessary to ward off evil spirits. At heart, nutcrackers are only interested in your welfare and happiness. At holiday times especially, the nutcracker's calm, upstanding presence assures one and all that nothing bad will happen; and that it will be a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.THE TARON COLLECTION
801 Linden Avenue
Carpinteria, California 93013There is a very low opening offer so have fun offerding!Thanks for visiting and have a great day!
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