Virtuoso in Art âe¦A symphony of fine artistic goods. Welcome to our store! We specialize in finding and selecting quality goods that exhibit artistic flair. Whether antique, vintage or new you will find a wonderful inventory of unique items; each having characteristics that reflect an artisanâe(tm)s creative thought and talent. From Simple to Elaborateâe¦From Antique to Unique ART is in the eye of the beholder! ********* Antique Brass Dog English Nutcracker This is an old heavy brass nutcracker from a collection of treasures my 87 year old Aunt has decided to part with. It is not a reproduction ... it has been in her home for at least 45 years; my Uncle bought it at an antique shop in Lawrence, Kansas. The Dog is made of Brass with the original rubbed on gold finish. (The metal does not ad to a magnate.) T are several random red spots... paint??...that according to my Aunt were t when my Uncle bought it for her. It is unmarked and held together with the original flat head screws. Both the upper and lower jaw is ridged in order to hold a nut securely; the tail "handle" works perfectly. From the tip of the tail to the tip of the nose is 10 1/2inches and the dog stands 4 1/2 inches tall ...he weighs 3pounds, 6 ounces (unpacked). The nutcracker is in excellent antique condition; it is one of two listings I have for nutcrackers; both from my Aunt's collection. ********* Please do not hesitate to ask any questions prior to bidding. I check e-mails frequently and will answer each one as accurately as possible. Returns are permitted only if item is not as described. Postage/shipping is non refundable. Insurance is optional, but highly recommended! I have some lovely things listed; please take a moment to visit!!