Is well modeled in deep relief with very good carving and detail. Depicts a STANDING LADY ON A PLINTH carved in Black Forest style. Has an expressive face, wears a bonnet scarf, a jacket and long skirt, and boots. Has a custom nutcracker top, the rear lever lifts up, the mouth opens and closes; the rounded plinth base has the music box. Has a Thorens MUSIC BOX built into the base, which is activated by a button on the underside; when the nutcracker is lifted, the music box is activated- it plays a lovely air, Schneverdingen.
The music box has been serviced, cleaned, and oiled, and it works. Is placed back on the table, the song stops after being played through. Has a round plinth elevated base; the underside has the winder key and the access panel to the music box. Tall x 5.5 In.Wide x 6.5 In. The estimated date is circa 1920.
The LADY NUTCRACKER MUSIC BOX Black Forest is in very good condition. Condition status includes minimal normal wear and rubbing. Overall, this work is sound, having no chips, cracks, or major defects, and having had no apparent repairs or restorations.
Please see all photos which are a part of this description. Photos have been taken in indirect sunlight, reflections and lighting spots and shadows that may appear as irregularities do not necessarily indicate defects and are not necessarily chips, cracks, or discoloration.
Please bookmark this work; Listing Category and List Price are subject to change. In the 1800s the wood carving industry of Switzerland started in the town of Brienz. By the end of the 1800s it had become the driving force for this industry in Switzerland and Germany.
Swiss wood carvers became world renowned and featured at many international exhibitions. In Europe, Black Forest carvings (wares) became a symbol of luxury and wealth. The finest pieces of Black Forest carving were often found in Royal collections and elite collectors homes (usually Victorian world travelers). The age quoted is an estimate based on form, design, research, and Sellers collecting experience. If you see something wrong in a listing, please send me a message and let me know and I will address the situation accordingly.
The item "Exceptional LADY NUTCRACKER MUSIC BOX Black Forest Figural Wood Carved c. 1920" is in sale since Friday, July 16, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes". The seller is "fleurman" and is located in West Palm Beach, Florida.
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Tall x 5.5 In. Wide x 6.5 In.Deep