Nutcrackers, steel and brass

Nutcrackers, steel and brass

Nutcrackers

Steel and brass
Possibly Germany, 1700-1800

The crushers are in the form of an animal's head. According to German folklore, nutcrackers were good luck charms, representing power and strength. They served as watchdogs to guard your home and family from evil spirits and danger. The nutcracker snarled at the evil spirits and brought good luck and good will.