German Premium Nutcracker: Clockmaker with Key-Wound Clock, Natural Finish
My grandfather had a German cuckoo clock that he was very proud of; we had to pull the weights (iron pine cones) up each day and as the hours passed, the weights would descend with each chirp of the cuckoo. This beautiful nutcracker reminds me of that daily timekeeping ceremony. This is a substantially larger nutcracker (compared to most of our others) with added special details like a cloth cape, wooden pine cones, and yes: a clock that actually keeps time––hence the premium moniker. The clock operates by key winding. Handmade by artisans of the Christian Ulbricht Company; they've been making nutcrackers by hand in Germany's Erzgebirge Mountains, where wooden nutcrackers first originated, since 1928.
This is a working nutcracker (the lever in back operates his jaws), made by hand of solid natural finish woods. His beard and dark hair are lush faux fur. Just about 17" tall x 6 1/2" wide x 6 1/2" deep. Perfect not just for Christmas, our clockmaker will gladly keep you company in your home all the year long... and keep the time for you, too. Handmade in Germany.
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