07 Dec The magic of Nutcrackers

One of the most evocative symbols of Christmas, the Nutcracker is traditionally sculpted in wood from the majestic German forests.

The curious soldier dressed in bright colours that cracks nuts in its mouth appears even more magical thanks to the Christmas story that it stars in, “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” written by Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann in 1816. The story in which the doll comes to life and leads the other wooden soldiers into battle against the mouse army also inspired the famous Russian ballet by Tchaikovsky.

In the mid 1900s, German craftsmen indulged in interpreting and stylistically portraying this magical subject.

At Expertise you can find numerous, strictly vintage specimens ranging from 25 cm high that only crack almonds and walnuts to gigantic ones 185 cm high that could even crack coconuts.

Come and get to know their charm.