Nutcracker

Object Number: 
Z.1813ab
Date: 
1775-1875
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 × 2 × 7 in. (5.1 × 5.1 × 17.8 cm)
Description: 
Wooden Bishop's head screw press nutcracker; groteseque image of an overweight man smirking, wearing a bishop's hat; underside carved out to hold the nut; geometrically carved screw handle is threaded and inserted through the neck into the carved interior to break the nut.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group