Posted 5 years ago
I found 2 of these signed German Musical Nutcrackers that read urheberrechtlich geschützt and one is dated 6/1990 and 11/1989. I cannot make out the signatures. The music boxes are by Reuge. What can I say, I went to a thrift store and bought these for almost nothing. They are carved wood. Any information on these would be appreciated.
Ok, I found out they are Hand Carved Nutcrackers made by Lothar (or Hanno or I don't know who "U" could be) Junghanel, one of Germany's few remaining licensed "Master Carvers".
These unique Nutcrackers are truly one of a kind. The features of their hands and face are remarkable. Their hair, unless painted, is pure rabbit fur.
They stand approximately 13" high and are signed by Lothar along with the date made and burnt trademark. They are each numbered.
Information from: http://www.historicnutcrackers.com/id6.html
One is a Union Calvary Trooper.