Beautiful antique late 1800s Wooden Nutcracker carved into the form of a Red Squirrel (the ears give it away).
These usually were made in Brienz, Switzerland, despite being coined 'Black Forest', for Victorian's on their Grand Tour of Europe in the late 1800s.
Most of these nutcrackers are made from Linden Wood (Lime) but I am not sure of the wood used here.
Fully functional and in good condition (most squirrels have damage to the ears after over 100 years on this earth).
Measures 8.5" long and 2.25" wide.
Victorian 'Black Forest' Red Squirrel Nutcracker With Glass Eyes
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