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Nutcracker

Object Number: 
2623
Date: 
1800-1875
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/4 × 2 1/4 × 7 in. (4.4 × 5.7 × 17.8 cm)
Inscriptions: 

written in ink: round collector's label "2623 / Eng."

Description: 
Wooden screw press nutcracker with a carved ram's head; underside carved out to hold the nut; geometrically carved screw handle is threaded and inserted into the carved interior to break the nut.
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group