Sometimes it seems like Christmas! Or maybe it is the luck of the Irish, but March brought 4 fantastic nutcrackers to the museum all the way from The Netherlands!
And now we show an incredible 17th Century carving, also from France. Note the carved leaf design on the front lever, and how it ends in a curl.
The fourth nutcracker originated in England in the 18th century. This design is called “crossover”, a direct action nutcracker with interlocking levers. The top lever is free to move within a slot in the L-shaped lower lever. This yew nutcracker shows delightful hand drawn leaf designs.
These four nutcrackers, part ot the private collection of Arlene Wagner, are displayed in the museum for all to enjoy.
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