Crack out the nuts it's nearly Christmas says Black Forest Squirrel Nutcrackers!

Friday 30th November 2018

Nothing else could look nicer with you festive hazelnuts, walnuts and Brazil nuts?

This rare pair of antique, plier type, carved walnut nutcrackers depicting a squirrel sat on his haunches eating an acorn which he is clutching between his front paws. This squirrel has finely and naturalistically hand carved features including his large brush tail, cute face and fur, he also has small inset black glass eyes. 

These carved wooden items are often called Black Forest and are attributed to Germany however, we think that this is Swiss, late nineteenth century to early 20th Century, (circa 1900) from Brienz, a small village in Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland region.

https://www.jockjenantiques.com/carved-squirrel-nutcrackers-brienz-or-black-forest-walnut

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Jockjen Antiques. We are collectors and dealers in a wide range of antique items. We have collected and dealt for over 38 years and shipped to over 70 different countries. We have previously traded from antique fairs as well as antique centres, and since 2003 on eBay as JockJen. We have decided to expand our business with our own site, whilst still retaining our eBay presence. All images of items shown on this site are either current or previous stock of JockJen Antiques The low footed Worcester porcelain sauce boat, circa 1754, that we use as a logo is one of our previous items, a favourite item of ours!

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