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Nutcracker

Object Number: 
2593
Date: 
1775-1875
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 × 1 1/2 × 4 1/2 in. (2.2 × 3.8 × 11.4 cm)
Inscriptions: 
written in ink: round collector's label "2593 / Fr."
Description: 
Cast metal screw press rectangular nutcracker with tapered steps at the base; interior cast out to hold the nut; cast key-shaped screw handle is threaded and inserted through the neck into the 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