Unusual Antique Carved Wood Figural Nutcracker and Bowl

Unusual Antique Carved Wood Figural Nutcracker and Bowl

Code: MI23059


W: 16.5cm (6.5")H: 26cm (10.2")D: 11cm (4.3")

£375.00 Approx $475.29, €439.11

An unusual and stylish Continental, probably black forest, hand carved figural nutcracker and bowl dating from the latter 19th century. The softwood carved nutcracker and bowl are mounted on a rectangular wooden base raised on four ball feet. The nutcracker is carved as a tall man wearing an apron and hat with his arms folded in front of him. He has carved facial features with his mouth hinged with a lever behind to crack the nuts. The base is also mounted with a small turned wood bowl for the shells. The nutcracker is not marked however has a brown stained finish and a good aged patina and is typical of the character pieces carved by the craftsfolk of the Black Forest in southern Germany.

Provenance: Acquired from the British Art Market.

In good condition with light wear associated with age and use.