Thursday, November 16, 2017

We're Nutcracker Sweet at Scranberry Coop

Nutcrackers originated in the late 1860’s, reimagining images of royalty, fairy tales, soldiers and revered tradesmen.

Handcrafted in wood, they have been cherished tokens of our Christmas holiday seasons for generations.

Many German and West German brands of nutcrackers are still made today, with vintage and antique models becoming more and more highly sought.

Some of the most collectible include Erzgebirge, Christian Ulbricht, Steinbach, Muller Kleinkunst, Seiffener Volkskunst, Franz Karl, KWO Olbernhau, HoDreWa Legler, and Richard Glasser.
Newer manufacturers like Christopher Radko came into play during the 20th century, and many more affordable pieces have since been produced all over the world.

Traditional nutcrackers have a lever in the back to open and close their mouths, where the nut for cracking would be placed, even though these pieces are made for display instead of use. Similar to the nutcracker, is the smoker: a wooden figure with rounded mouth for burning incense.
Nutcrackers abound at Scranberry Coop Antique Store in Andover NJ! They pop up here all the time, in different dealer booths, in all shapes and sizes, at all different price points.

Whether you’re a seasoned collector or a curious novice, Scranberry Coop is the place for you.

Come start your Christmas shopping, and find your treasure at Scranberry Coop!