Thursday, 2 June 2016

The Nutcracker Suite

I've long had a love for many things antique and vintage, especially if they pertain to country living, so when I saw these lovely old nutcrackers up for sale in an auction I couldn't resist.  I got them all for $15 - no one else wanted them-  but I think they're quite enchanting.  The ones which are engraved are made in either Germany or England and I suspect they're all British or European in origin.

I particularly love the largest one with it's decorative engraving.  I call this the work of the master craftsman - like all great tools they feel so good in the hand and to use but are also particularly well made and even quite beautiful. 

1 comment:

  1. The craftmanship on these are beautiful. The embossed one on the far right is particularly lovely