Steinbach and Ulbricht Nutcrackers

Nutcracker collectibles

Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori By Dr. Lori Verderame According to reports, an Italian bronze nutcracker dating back to the 4th century B.C. is among the earliest one known and King Henry VIII gave Anne Boleyn a nutcracker as a gift. Nutcrackers¬†span the globe among various cultures. Sparked by famous examples amassed by collectors, an interest in the history of cracking the nut uncovers three basic methods to free a nut from its shell: […]