Category: Domestic, Food, Drink and Cooking

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Wine Cistern

Materials: Copper. Dimensions: Length 50cm, depth 42cm, height 23cm (excluding handle attachments). Place of Origin: English/Dutch. Date: c1700. Maker/retailer: Probable maker’s mark of EB or ER (unidentified). Present Location: Unknown. Explanation: The traces of...

Continental Cauldron

Materials: leaded bronze. Dimensions: height 15.25 cm / 6 in, diameter 13.5 cm / 5 ¼ in. Place of Origin: Low Countries. Date:  circa 1660. Maker: unknown. Present Location: private collection. Explanation Unlike the...

English Mortar

Material: Leaded bronze. Dimensions: Height: 5 5/8″ (14.3cm), Diameter: 6 7/8″ (17.5cm). Place of Origin: England. Date: circa 1550-1600. Maker or Retailer: Unknown. Present Location: Private Collection. Explanation: The simplicity of decoration and the...

Lever Nutcracker Combined with a Tobacco Stopper

Materials: Brass. Dimensions: length 10 cms. Place of Origin: England. Date: early 18th century. Maker: unknown. Present Location: Nutcracker Museum in Vilnius, Lithuania. Explanation: It was a long established custom for nuts to be...

Screw Action Nutcracker in an Openwork Case

Materials: Brass. Dimensions: length 8.6 cms, diameter 2 cms. Place of Origin: France. Date:  18th century. Maker: unknown. Present Location: Nutcracker Museum in Vilnius, Lithuania. Explanation: A thumbpiece shaped as a heart and an...

Screw Action Cage Style Nutcracker

Materials: Steel. Dimensions: length 11.5 cms. Place of Origin: France. Date: late 18th century. Maker: unknown. Present Location: Nutcracker Museum in Vilnius, Lithuania. Explanation: This finely made piece demonstrates one particular feature typical to...

Screw Action Nutcracker Combined with a Tobacco Stopper

Materials: Iron. Dimensions: length 9 cms. Place of Origin: England. Date: late 18th century/early 19th century. Maker: unknown. Present Location: Nutcracker Museum in Vilnius, Lithuania. Explanation: The tobacco stopper or a tamper became a...

15th Century Lever Nutcracker

Materials: Bronze. Dimensions: length 9 cms. Place of Origin: Germany? Date: late 15th century. Maker: unknown. Present Location: Nutcracker Museum in Vilnius, Lithuania. Explanation: Nuts, particularly almonds, played an important role in the medieval...

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