Nutcracker Museum

Bavarian Leavenworth, Washington

April 2017 Newsletter from The Nutcracker Lady

 

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!

19th Century Nutcracker Made In France 19th Century Nutcracker Made In France 2 19th Century Nutcracker Made In France 3

The first is a short little guy, just 5 inches tall. He is a lever nutcracker and was carved in France, no doubt in the 19th Century. Note the exact detailing of the buttons on his clothing!


18th Century Nutcracker carved in France - First View 18th Century Nutcracker carved in France- Second View 18th Century Nutcracker carved in France - Third View

The next nutcracker was also carved in France a century earlier, and depicts a pleasant monk, with a full wavy beard.


17th Century Nutcracker carved in France - First View 17th Century Nutcracker carved in France - Second View 17th Century Nutcracker carved in France - Third View

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.



18th Century Nutcracker called a Crossover - View 1 18th Century Nutcracker called a Crossover - View 2 18th Century Nutcracker called a Crossover - View 3

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.

Arlene Wagner, The Nutcracker Lady

Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum

Email: curator@nutcrackermuseum.com

 

 

 


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Federal ID #91-2143303

A Non-Profit 501(c)3 Organization

 

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735 Front Street
P.O. Box 2212
Leavenworth, WA 98826

(509) 548-4573

MUSEUM HOURS
Open 7 Days a Week
1:00PM - 5:00PM

Nutcracker Museum Mission Statement:

"To foster and encourage the interest of the general public of the importance of nuts in the diets of humans throughout history and in the evolution of the nutcracker. No other tool or collectible has shown such a wide diversity of material and design as the implements used to crack the hard shell of a nut"

Museum Admission:

Adults  - $5.00  (Ages 17 - 64yrs)
Seniors - $3.50  (Age 65yrs +)
Youth   - $2.00  (Ages 6 - 16yrs)
Child    - FREE   (Ages 0 - 5yrs)
Military & Families - FREE