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S/2333 Antique Treen 19th Century Figurative Yew Wood Nutcracker

An extremely well carved figurative yew wood nut cracker, having a well detailed carved head of a man with a pointed cap. To the reverse is an aperture for the nut. The hexagonal tapered handle has a wood screw thread which is used to crack the nut. The whole has a lovely colour and patination.

A similar example is illustrated on page 79-80 in The Art and Character of Nutcrackers by Arlene and George Wagner.

Sold 7 in. (18 cm.) Wide
1 in. (3 cm.) Deep
Swiss Circa 1880