Nutcracker Glass Ornament

$15.00

Hand decorated Glass Ornaments made in Lauscha, Germany.

All Ornaments with three dots are made in the original molds that are over 100 years old and were passed down from generation to generation.

 

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Description

Nutcrackers in the form of wood carvings of a soldier, knight, king, or other profession have existed since at least the 15th century. Figurative nutcrackers are a good luck symbol in Germany, and a folk tale recounts that a puppet-maker won a nutcracking challenge by creating a doll with a mouth for a lever to crack the nuts. These nutcrackers portray a person with a large mouth which the operator opens by lifting a lever in the back of the figurine. Originally one could insert a nut in the big-toothed mouth, press down and thereby crack the nut. Modern nutcrackers in this style serve mostly for decoration, mainly at Christmas time, a season of which they have long been a traditional symbol

Additional information

Weight 0.2 lbs
Dimensions 6.5 × 6.5 × 4.5 in
Color

Silver, Braun, Red and Blue

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