Nutcrackers

  • Nutcrackers by Mary Myers

Early nutcracker - American Folk Art carving by Mary Myers

Nutcrackers

Mary Myers Folk Art - whimsical nutcrackers are American made in Virginia. They are turned on a lathe by Earl Myers from a paper doll pattern drawn by the artist.  The basswood figure is then chipped carved with a small hand held knife .Each character is painted and numbered by the artist. Their arms and cracker are pegged into body. Each lever is made of oak and opens wide to crack nutshells (pistachios) with his strong jaw.

E T A Hoffman wrote the story of the nutcracker and the mouse King which was composed into a ballet. The popularity of the ballet has made the nutcracker a desirable gift or collectible. Although the artist has many nutcrackers from Santas, Halloween witches, and storybook characters, the classic wooden toy soldier is a favorite during the Christmas season. ( Photo is first nutcracker by artist in 1989)

Nutcrackers by Mary Myers Folk Art - American Folk Art

Angel Nutcrackers 6" to 11" tall

utcrackers by Mary Myers Folk Art - American Folk Art

Halloween Nutcrackers 8" to 12" Tall

Nutcrackers by Mary Myers - American Folk Art

Storybook Nutcrackers 8" to 12" Tall

Santa Nutcrackers 8" to 12" tall

Nutcrackers by Mary Myers folk art

Nutcracker Suite 10" to 12" tall

Mary Myers Folk Art - Nutcracker carvings - American Folk Art

Soldier Nutcrackers 9" to 15"

 

Mary Myers Folk Art - Nutcracker carvings - American Folk ArtAmericana Nutcrackers 10" to 17"