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Danish Nutcracker in Rosewood and Brass by Preben Broste
By Preben Broste
Located in Karlstad, SE
Sculptural nutcracker in rosewood and brass with beautiful details. Condition: Excellent condition with signs of age and use.
Category

20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Tableware

Materials

Brass

Danish 19th Century Brass Nutcracker
Located in Vienna, AT
Antique Danish brass nutcracker.
Category

Antique 1880s Danish More Dining and Entertaining

Materials

Brass

  • Danish 19th Century Brass Nutcracker
  • Danish 19th Century Brass Nutcracker
  • Danish 19th Century Brass Nutcracker
  • Danish 19th Century Brass Nutcracker
H 0.79 in. W 6.7 in. D 1.58 in.
Poul Knudsen Teak and Brass Nutcracker
By Carl Auböck, Dansk, Poul Knudsen, Jens Harald Quistgaard, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very clever design dating back to the 1950s, this Poul Knudsen teak and brass nutcracker utilizes a piece of bent brass that acts as a spring mechanism making it possible to crack ...
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

Materials

Brass

  • Poul Knudsen Teak and Brass Nutcracker
  • Poul Knudsen Teak and Brass Nutcracker
  • Poul Knudsen Teak and Brass Nutcracker
  • Poul Knudsen Teak and Brass Nutcracker
H 9 in. W 3.75 in. D .75 in.
Poul Knudsen Teak with brass nutcracker
By Poul Knudsen
Located in Ferndale, MI
Beautifully made and detailed teak wood nut cracker with brass fittings.
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Brass, Bronze

  • Poul Knudsen Teak with brass nutcracker
  • Poul Knudsen Teak with brass nutcracker
  • Poul Knudsen Teak with brass nutcracker
  • Poul Knudsen Teak with brass nutcracker
H 8.75 in. W 2 in. D .75 in.
Scandinavian 18th Century Brass Nutcracker with Wooden Handles
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Late 18th century brass nutcracker, probably from Denmark. The brass cracker top glows and is balanced by the brass ends with petite ball tips. Strong warm wooden handles are the p...
Category

Antique Late 18th Century Scandinavian Baroque More Folk Art

Materials

Brass

Teak Brass Nutcracker by Poul Knudsen, Denmark, 1950s
Located in San Diego, CA
Exceptional Danish modernist nut cracker designed by Poul Knudsen. Nut cracker is in vintage condition, beautiful wood grain in teak and brass fittings with excellent patina. Great D...
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Brass

Pair of Teak and Brass Nutcrackers by Paol Knudsen
By Poul Knudsen
Located in Ferndale, MI
Beautifully made pair of teak wood with brass detail Danish nutcrackers.
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Brass

Vintage Midcentury Brass Walnut Nutcracker
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Large brass walnut nutcracker, holiday nutcracker, walnut shaped brass decor that cracks nuts, vintage brass decor, walnut cracker This vintage midcentury brass nutcracker is molded...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Decorative Boxes

Materials

Brass

Set Carl Auböck Brass Nutcracker and Teak Nut Bowl Austria, 1950's
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Krefeld, DE
Original Carl Auböck brass nutcracker with leather handles and nut bowl in solid teak wood and brass handle upholstered in leather, from the 1950s. Price for the Set. No damages a...
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Tableware

Materials

Brass

Poul Knudsen Mid Century Teak and Brass Nutcracker, Denmark, 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful Scandinavian modernist nut cracker from the 1950s. Designed by Pool Knudsen. Made of teak and brass. In very good condition.
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Brass

Poul Knudsen Mid Century Teak and Brass Nutcracker, Denmark, 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful Sacndinavian modernist nut cracker from the 1950s. Designed by Pool Knudsen. Made of teak and brass. In very good condition.
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Brass

Poul Knudsen Mid Century Teak and Brass Nutcracker, Denmark, 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful Scandinavian modernist nut cracker from the 1950s. Designed by Pool Knudsen. Made of teak and brass. In very good condition.
Category

Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck Heavy Nutcracker Brass
Located in Wien, AT
Carl Auböck heavy nutcracker brass. Original condition.
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Brass

  • Carl Auböck Heavy Nutcracker Brass
  • Carl Auböck Heavy Nutcracker Brass
  • Carl Auböck Heavy Nutcracker Brass
  • Carl Auböck Heavy Nutcracker Brass
H 4.73 in. W 2.37 in. D 0.79 in.
Brass Court Jester / Pierrot Nutcrackers
Located in Stamford, CT
Classic early 20th century British nutcrackers in the form of court jesters or Pierrots. Generally made from turn of century on. Most likely of 1920s production. Nutcrackers shown...
Category

Early 20th Century British Art Nouveau Barware

Materials

Metal

  • Brass Court Jester / Pierrot Nutcrackers
  • Brass Court Jester / Pierrot Nutcrackers
  • Brass Court Jester / Pierrot Nutcrackers
  • Brass Court Jester / Pierrot Nutcrackers
H 1.5 in. W 7 in. D 1.5 in.
Sculptural and Vintage Pair of Brass Female Torso Nutcrackers
By Carl Auböck
Located in East Hampton, NY
In the style of Auboch, these very rare vintage brass nutcrackers in the form of a woman's body are functional and beautiful.
Category

Vintage 1960s American More Dining and Entertaining

Materials

Brass

Danish 18th Century Brass And Wood Nutcracker
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Danish 18th Century brass and wood nutcracker.
Category

Antique Mid-18th Century Danish Baroque Platters and Serveware

Materials

Brass

Flemming Digsmed Nutcracker
Located in Chicago, IL
Brass and wood nut cracker.
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

Materials

Brass

  • Flemming Digsmed Nutcracker
  • Flemming Digsmed Nutcracker
  • Flemming Digsmed Nutcracker
  • Flemming Digsmed Nutcracker
H 8 in. W 2.5 in. D 0.75 in.
Signed Carl Auböck Brass and Leather Nutcracker, Austria 1950s
By Carl Auböck
Located in New York, NY
Another beautiful utilitarian object designed by architect and designer Carl Auböck.
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck #4243 Nutcracker
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Nutcracker #4243 by Carl Auböck in solid brass and signed.
Category

20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Tableware

Materials

Brass

  • Carl Auböck #4243 Nutcracker
  • Carl Auböck #4243 Nutcracker
  • Carl Auböck #4243 Nutcracker
  • Carl Auböck #4243 Nutcracker
H 0.79 in. W 6.3 in. D 1.97 in.
Beautiful Carl Aubock Mid-Century Brass and Leather Nutcracker, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
A very charming Viennese brass nutcracker designed and executed by Carl Aubock in the 1950s. In good condition with charming patina. Marked.
Category

20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Tableware

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck #4051 Nutcracker with Cane
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Nutcracker with cane #4051 by Carl Auböck.
Category

Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Brass

  • Carl Auböck #4051 Nutcracker with Cane
  • Carl Auböck #4051 Nutcracker with Cane
  • Carl Auböck #4051 Nutcracker with Cane
  • Carl Auböck #4051 Nutcracker with Cane
H 1.19 in. W 6.7 in. D 1.97 in.
Nutcrackers Produced by Preben Broste in Denmark
Located in Malmo, SE
Nutcrackers produced by Preben Broste in Denmark.
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck Nutcracker with Leather Handles, 1950s
By Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, AT
Carl Auböck nutcracker with leather handles, 1950s. Original condition.
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck II Nutcracker, Model '4551', Austria 1950s
By Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
Carl Auböck II Nutcracker, Model '4551', Austria 1950s.
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

Materials

Brass

1950s Danish Teak Nutcracker Preben Broste Made in Denmark
By Preben Broste
Located in Krefeld, DE
Nice 1950's teak nutcracker in teak wood and brass with rac space made in Denmark. No damages and nice vintage condition.      
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Tableware

Materials

Brass

1950s Danish Rosewood Nutcracker Christmas Midcentury Functional Gift
By Preben Broste
Located in Washington, DC
Nice fully functioning nutcracker, tight mechanics. Impressed or burnished markers marking on inside edge.
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Barware

Materials

Brass

Art Deco Style Figural Nutcracker Vintage, Germany, 1950s Mid-Century Modern
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Classic early 1950s nutcracker in the form of a Pierrot or Clown. Nice addition to your room or just for your collection of brass and bronze items or display at your bar cart. Found ...
Category

Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Brass

Laugh - Out-Loud Brass Nutcracker
Located in Bellport, NY
Solid Brass shapely brass nutcracker.
Category

20th Century Swedish Tableware

Materials

Brass

Laugh - Out-Loud Brass Nutcracker
H 1 in. W 6 in. D 2 in.
Carl Auböck Heavy Brass Nutcracker
By Carl Auböck
Located in London, GB
Wonderful heavy nutcracker from the famed Viennese workshop.
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Modern Barware

Materials

Brass

Poul Knudsen Teak and Brass Nutcracker
By Poul Knudsen, Carl Auböck, Jens Harald Quistgaard, Dansk
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very clever design dating back to the 1950s, this Poul Knudsen teak and brass nutcracker utilizes a piece of bent brass that acts as a spring mechanism making it possible to crack ...
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

Materials

Brass

  • Poul Knudsen Teak and Brass Nutcracker
  • Poul Knudsen Teak and Brass Nutcracker
  • Poul Knudsen Teak and Brass Nutcracker
  • Poul Knudsen Teak and Brass Nutcracker
H 9.75 in. W 4.75 in. L 9.75 in.
Harlequin Ballets Russes Solid Brass Nutcracker
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Solid brass Harlequin nutcracker fashion after the world fashion Ballets Russes. 5-1/2 inches in overall length, the piece depicts the face of a male Halequin on both upper sides of ...
Category

Antique Early 1900s Unknown Edwardian Barware

Materials

Brass

Solid Brass English Nutcracker
Located in Houston, TX
Solid brass English nutcracker. A whimsical and functional piece to add to your collection. Made in the early 1900s this piece is sure to delight the owner.
Category

Early 20th Century English More Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

  • Solid Brass English Nutcracker
  • Solid Brass English Nutcracker
  • Solid Brass English Nutcracker
  • Solid Brass English Nutcracker
H 7 in. W 2 in. D 2 in.
Teak and Brass Nutcracker by Poul Knudsen, Denmark, 1950s
By Poul Knudsen
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Scandinavian modernist nut cracker manufactured in the late 1950s Designed by Poul Knudsen. Made of solid teak and brass.  
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Brass

Solid Brass Ladies Legs Nutcracker
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Whimsical pair of ladies legs nutcracker. Beautiful condition with original shiny brass and some patina. Fun gift or addition to collection of smalls.
Category

20th Century American More Dining and Entertaining

Materials

Brass

Carl Aubock Brass and Leather Nutcracker
By Carl Auböck
Located in London, GB
Beautiful nutcracker in solid brass with brown leather handle. It bears the Aubock mark stamped on the brass.
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

Materials

Brass

  • Carl Aubock Brass and Leather Nutcracker
  • Carl Aubock Brass and Leather Nutcracker
  • Carl Aubock Brass and Leather Nutcracker
  • Carl Aubock Brass and Leather Nutcracker
H 0.99 in. W 6.89 in. D 1.78 in.
Carl Aubock Brass and Leather Nutcracker
By Carl Auböck
Located in London, GB
Nutcracker designed and realised in the 1950s by the Auböck workshop in Vienna. Made in brass, it has brown leather handles.
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Modern Tableware

Materials

Brass

  • Carl Aubock Brass and Leather Nutcracker
  • Carl Aubock Brass and Leather Nutcracker
  • Carl Aubock Brass and Leather Nutcracker
  • Carl Aubock Brass and Leather Nutcracker
H 1.97 in. W 6.5 in. D 0.6 in.
Midcentury Nutcracker in Rosewood and Brass
Located in Malmo, SE
Mid century nutracker produced in Denmark.
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Tableware

Materials

Brass

  • Midcentury Nutcracker in Rosewood and Brass
  • Midcentury Nutcracker in Rosewood and Brass
  • Midcentury Nutcracker in Rosewood and Brass
  • Midcentury Nutcracker in Rosewood and Brass
H 0.79 in. W 7.09 in. D 1.19 in.
Sleek Teak and Brass Nutcracker Tool by Poul Knudsen 1950s Denmark Modernism
By Poul Knudsen
Located in National City, CA
Striking modernist nut cracker designed by Poul Knudsen Denmark 1950s Beautiful wood grain in teak with brass trim fittings showing excellent patina. Clean Scandinavian Modern desi...
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Tableware

Materials

Brass

Brass and Leather Nutcracker by Carl Aubock
By Carl Auböck
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic brass nutcracker with original brown leather wrapped handles. Incredible patina to brass and leather. Unique object to have out on display!
Category

20th Century Austrian Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck Nutcracker
By Carl Auböck
Located in London, GB
Sculptural cast brass nutcracker by Carl Auböck II, Vienna, 1950s. The handle is covered by a dark brown leather, the brass bears the stamp 'Auböck Made in Austria' on the inside....
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Modern Barware

Materials

Brass

  • Carl Auböck Nutcracker
  • Carl Auböck Nutcracker
  • Carl Auböck Nutcracker
  • Carl Auböck Nutcracker
H 0.79 in. W 6.89 in. D 1.78 in.
Carl Aubock Nutcracker
Located in London, GB
Solid brass and handstiched original leather nutcracker in beautiful condition.
Category

20th Century Austrian More Dining and Entertaining

Materials

Brass

  • Carl Aubock Nutcracker
  • Carl Aubock Nutcracker
  • Carl Aubock Nutcracker
  • Carl Aubock Nutcracker
H 0.5 in. W 6.5 in. D 3 in.
Tubular Guillotine Nutcracker
Located in Sagaponack, NY
Tubular guillotine nutcracker. Brass with nickel finish.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Minimalist Barware

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck II Vintage Brass and Cane Nutcrackers
By Carl Auböck
Located in London, GB
A vintage pair of nutcrackers designed and made by Carl Auböck II in Vienna, circa 1950. The handles of the nutcrackers are two solid, sand cast, pieces of brass pinned together at ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Tableware

Materials

Brass

Tongue in Cheek Solid Brass Vintage "Leg" Nutcracker
Located in North Miami, FL
This fun, conversational and whimsical sexy nutcracker is sure to fire up conversation at any table... It is solid brass and vintage and really works at cracking nuts... It has been...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Brass

Nutcracker by Carl Auböck
By Carl Auböck
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Modernist nutcracker by Carl Auböck. Made in Austria circa 1940s.
Category

Vintage 1940s Austrian Barware

Materials

Brass

  • Nutcracker by Carl Auböck
  • Nutcracker by Carl Auböck
  • Nutcracker by Carl Auböck
  • Nutcracker by Carl Auböck
H 8.5 in. W 4 in. D 1 in.
Danish Design, Nutcracker in Rosewood and Brass, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Danish design, nutcracker in rosewood and brass, 1960s. Measures: 8.5 cm x 8 cm. In perfect condition.
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

Carl Aubock Sculptural Nutcracker
Located in London, GB
Solid brass and leather nutcracker from the Aubock workshop. Beautifully aged and colour to the leather
Category

20th Century Serving Pieces

Materials

Brass

  • Carl Aubock Sculptural Nutcracker
  • Carl Aubock Sculptural Nutcracker
  • Carl Aubock Sculptural Nutcracker
  • Carl Aubock Sculptural Nutcracker
H 1.09 in. W 6.89 in. D 1.78 in.
Nutcracker By Carl Aubock
By Carl Auböck
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A brass and rosewood nutcracker.
Category

Vintage 1940s Austrian Barware

Materials

Brass

  • Nutcracker By Carl Aubock
  • Nutcracker By Carl Aubock
  • Nutcracker By Carl Aubock
  • Nutcracker By Carl Aubock
H 8.5 in. W 4 in.
Sculptural Nutcracker by Carl Aubock
Located in London, GB
Solid and heavy brass nutcracker by Carl Aubock. Leather handstiched onto the handle. Slight colour difference in the leather from the top to the bottom.
Category

20th Century Austrian Barware

Materials

Brass

  • Sculptural Nutcracker by Carl Aubock
  • Sculptural Nutcracker by Carl Aubock
  • Sculptural Nutcracker by Carl Aubock
  • Sculptural Nutcracker by Carl Aubock
H 0.6 in. W 5.91 in. D 2.76 in.
Solid Nutcracker by Carl Aubock
By Carl Auböck
Located in London, GB
Heavy classic nutcracker by Carl Aubock made in his workshop in the 1940s and shows the sign of gentle love through the decades.
Category

20th Century Austrian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

Materials

Brass

  • Solid Nutcracker by Carl Aubock
  • Solid Nutcracker by Carl Aubock
  • Solid Nutcracker by Carl Aubock
  • Solid Nutcracker by Carl Aubock
H 3.55 in. W 2.25 in. D 1.19 in.
Nutcracker & Bowl by Carl Aubock
Located in London, GB
Fruit and nut bowl with a central nutcracker in brass by Carl Aubock. Lovely colour to the wood the removeable nutbracker is in great condition
Category

20th Century Austrian Serving Bowls

Materials

Brass

  • Nutcracker & Bowl by Carl Aubock
  • Nutcracker & Bowl by Carl Aubock
  • Nutcracker & Bowl by Carl Aubock
  • Nutcracker & Bowl by Carl Aubock
H 6.11 in. Dm 10.44 in.
The Ultimate Early Matt Nickelplated Nutcracker by Carl Auböck
By Carl Auböck
Located in London, GB
Simple classic nutcracker from Auböck . Cast in solid brass and matt nickel plated it feel as soft as brass to the touch and looks crisp and cool.
Category

Vintage 1940s Austrian Modern Barware

Materials

Brass

Brass Nutcracker by Carl Auböck
By Carl Auböck
Located in London, GB
Wonderful sculptural heavy brass nutcracker by Carl Auböck.
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian More Dining and Entertaining

Materials

Brass

  • Brass Nutcracker by Carl Auböck
  • Brass Nutcracker by Carl Auböck
  • Brass Nutcracker by Carl Auböck
  • Brass Nutcracker by Carl Auböck
H 3.94 in. W 2.37 in. D 1.19 in.
Italian Art Deco Brass Nutcracker
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Vintage Art Deco brass nutcracker, Italian, 1930s.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Serving Pieces

Materials

Brass

  • Italian Art Deco Brass Nutcracker
  • Italian Art Deco Brass Nutcracker
  • Italian Art Deco Brass Nutcracker
  • Italian Art Deco Brass Nutcracker
H 5.5 in. W 0.8 in. D 1.4 in.
Antique English Brass Nutcracker Alligator
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique English brass nutcracker alligator.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century English More Dining and Entertaining

Materials

Brass

Lovely Wenge and Brass Nutcracker from Denmark
Located in Opa Locka, FL
Great modern Danish nutcracker made of wenge wood and brass.
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Brass

English Brass Figurative Nutcracker
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful and fun English solid brass figurative nutcracker, 20th century, England. A 'curvy' solid brass nutcracker with definitive 'legs' and 'bum' and a leaf design on sides. Ma...
Category

Mid-20th Century English Barware

Materials

Brass

  • English Brass Figurative Nutcracker
  • English Brass Figurative Nutcracker
  • English Brass Figurative Nutcracker
  • English Brass Figurative Nutcracker
H 4.75 in. W 1.25 in. D 1 in.
Carl Auböck Brass and Leather Nutcracker
By Carl Auböck
Located in London, GB
Sculptural cast brass nutcracker by Carl Auböck II, Vienna, 1950s. The handle is covered by a dark brown leather, the brass bears the stamp 'Auböck Made in Austria' on the inside. ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Tableware

Materials

Brass

  • Carl Auböck Brass and Leather Nutcracker
  • Carl Auböck Brass and Leather Nutcracker
  • Carl Auböck Brass and Leather Nutcracker
  • Carl Auböck Brass and Leather Nutcracker
H 2 in. W 17.5 in. D 4.5 in.
Antique Molded Brass Big Dog Nutcracker
Located in Pau, FR
Antique brass big dog (St Bernard) nutcracker, circa 1900, features a tail lever mechanism that opens the dog's mouth. Beautiful heavy and sturdy construction in brass with a lovely...
Category

Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts More Dining and Entertaining

Materials

Brass

  • Antique Molded Brass Big Dog Nutcracker
  • Antique Molded Brass Big Dog Nutcracker
  • Antique Molded Brass Big Dog Nutcracker
  • Antique Molded Brass Big Dog Nutcracker
H 5 in. W 11 in. D 1.75 in.
Carl Auböck Nutcracker in Brass and Brown Leather
By Carl Auböck
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare nutcracker designed by Carl Auböck. Produced by Carl Auböck in Austria.
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Tableware

Materials

Brass

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Brass Nutcracker For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic brass nutcracker available at 1stDibs. Each brass nutcracker for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, brass and wood. There are many kinds of the brass nutcracker you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. A brass nutcracker is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Scandinavian Modern styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made brass nutcracker over the years, but those crafted by Carl Auböck, Poul Knudsen and Werkstätte Carl Auböck are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Brass Nutcracker?

A brass nutcracker can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $550, while the lowest priced sells for $65 and the highest can go for as much as $1,800.

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