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S/2389 Antique Treen 19th Century Walnut Crocodile Nutcracker

A rare carved walnut crouched crocodile nutcracker, having a well grained head with jaws showing his teeth. The scaled body with four legs then unscrews, with a leather washer, to form the nut cracker. The receptacle is on the underside and the scaled tapered tail has a small carved leech at its end. The whole retains a patination.

Surprisingly, an example of a crocodile nutcracker is not recorded in the Art and Character of Nutcrackers by Arlene and George Wagner.

Sold 11 in. (28.5 cm.) Wide
1 in. (4 cm.) Deep
1 in. (4 cm.) High
Swiss Circa 1870