DOG NUT CRACKER Altoff Antique Nickle-Plated Cast Iron
WOW! This is a REALLY NICE OLD ORIGINAL piece! It's a NICKLE-PLATED CAST IRON FIGURAL NUT CRACKER of a SAINT BERNARD DOG! This was made by the L A ALTOFF MFG CO INC of CHICAGO, ILL. I'd say it probably dates back about 100 years or more. This is a QUALITY made item - not like the cheap repros you see now days. The nut cracker is about 11" long, 5 1/2" high and almost 4" wide. You don't see these very often, and when you do find one, it's usually without the original NICKLE-PLATING! This one has most of the nickle-plating still shiny (some surface rust throughout), and could probably be cleaned up to look even better (We'll leave that for the new owner to do)! What a TERRIFIC ADDITION THIS WOULD MAKE to YOUR COLLECTION! Insurance is included in shipping and handling. Contact seller for international rates.
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