Description: An old solid brass nutcracker shaped as the court jester's head. The nut is inserted in between the jester's heads half and the long curved handles are then squeezed to open the nut. The inside has ribbing or raised casting to ensure the nut does not slip. The jester's head shows very nice details of his face, hat with bells, and the collar below his neck; just excellent casting and beautiful details. Look at the nose, eyes, bells in the hat, and teeth in his open mouth. This is a very unusual piece and is rather interesting and would make a great discussion piece. It could use a good cleaning, but we will leave that to the new owner. Please view photos as they are part and parcel of the description.
Date: Uncertain but most likely from the late 1800s 0r early 1900s
Origin: Probably Continental
Size: 7 1/4" long, 1 1/4" at its widest, and is 1 5/8" high. This is a rather substantial piece weighing about 12 ounces.
Condition: In excellent shape with no breaks, cracks, or repairs. The piece has stains and some scratches through out. It could probably use a good cleaning, but we will leave that to the new owner. Please see photos for additional condition information.