S/3040 Antique Treen 19th Century Fruitwood 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.
1¾ in. (4.5 cm.) Wide
1¾ in. (4.5 cm.) Deep
7 in. (18 cm.) High
Swiss Circa 1880