A handcarved wooden dog's head nutcracker in the shape of a hound with glass eyes, from the famous woodcarving town of Brienz, close to Interlaken in Switzerland. Purchased here in Zurich, Switzerland.
Size : 20 cm. ( 7 7/8" ) tall and 10 cm. ( 3 15/16" ) wide.
Weight : 167 g. ( 5.9 oz. ).
Condition : very good - note a tiny little short hairline crack above the dog's left eye - highlighted greatly by the digital camera but , in reality, not a very visible or disturbing matter at all.
Dates from the very early 1900s.
A hand carved dog's head nutcracker, Brienz, 1910 -1920.