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S/2482 Antique Treen 19th Century Squirrel Nut Cracker

A well carved late 19th century fruitwood squirrel nut cracker having a screw action. The squirrel sits on top of the handle and his paws hold a nut, which he is eating with his tail curled up his back. A similar one is illustrated on page 151 in The Art and Character of Nut Crackers by Arlene and George Wagner. The whole retains a patination.

Sold 6 in. (17 cm.) Wide
1 in. (4.5 cm.) Deep
Swiss Circa 1880