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S/2825 Antique Treen 19th Century Birch Dog's Head Nutcracker

A beautifully carved Swiss birch screw type nutcracker depicting a dog's head, with curly hair, ears, eyes and teeth. The handle has ribbed decoration and a knop end. A truly fine example of correct anatomical carving by a master carver. The whole has a lovely rich colour and excellent patination.

It is illustrated in the book, Art and Character of Nutcrackers, by Arlene and George Wagner on page 74.

7 in. (19 cm.) Wide
2 in. (6 cm.) Deep
1 in. (4.5 cm.) High
French Circa 1860