S/3329 Antique Treen 19th Century Fruitwood Pocket Nut Cracker
A pocket screw type fruitwood nut cracker of traditional open ring design, having a good honey colour and original patination. Hazel nuts were consumed in large quantities in the 18th and 19th centuries, and these were ideal to carry with you in the pocket. They often had teeth marks on the handle, as in this instance.
2¾ in. (7 cm.) Wide
2 in. (5 cm.) Deep
1¾ in. (4.5 cm.) High
English Circa 1820