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For all your chomping needs: this brassy dude is an alligator of distinction! (Did you know that all alligators are crocodiles, but not all crocodiles are alligators? It's true.) He is a paperweight, objet d'art, and will hold anything for display: business cards, flyers, art or a flower. Above all, he is a super practical working nutcracker. Desk accessory is where your mind goes first...but what a charming piece for a dining room sideboard, or fun bar accessory for your man cave!

Exact vintage unknown, but found among a trove of treasures from the 1920's - 1940's, so probably from that period.

I have seen a few of these around, and they come in different sizes...THIS IS THE BIG ONE. Measures 13 inches long, 3-1/4" wide. The top of the snout is 2-3/4" high. That is a LOT of solid brass.

Lovely patina, very nice vintage condition. See pictures, especially the closeup - there are the expected amount of minor scuffs/patina spots, but they add to the charm IMHO.

Mechanical action is a lever - no moving parts, just gravity. Let this alligator DISPLAY YOUR BUSINESS CARD or CRACK YOUR NUTS in style!


If I overestimate shipping by more than $1.00, I IMMEDIATELY REFUND THE DIFFERENCE TO YOU. (If I underestimate, oops, that's my problem - you are protected either way!)

I ship by usps First Class or parcel post, depending on the size/weight. If you need it quicker, just contact me before buying, I'm happy to adjust for expedited shipping.

For INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: I love shipping internationally! Please contact me, and I will be happy to adjust the shipping cost to your EXACT LOCATION.

Vintage NUTCRACKER Alligator. 13" Long, Solid Brass, Crocodile, Paperweight, Business Card Holder, 1940s, Bronze, Gold, Desk Accessory.


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: brass, vintage brass, solid brass, patina, age patina
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 62 reviews
  • Favorited by: 17 people