Chiselled Steel Nutcrackers

Material: Steel
Dimensions: Length: 11.5cm / 4 ½in
Place of Origin: Possibly Italy
Date: 17th century
Maker or Retailer: Unknown
Present Location: Private collection


This pair of nutcrackers is made of steel, with finely chiselled decoration.


No comparable example appears to be recorded and consequently it is difficult to be sure of date and origin. However, it has been suggested that the workmanship is comparable to that of 17th century gunsmiths’ work emanating from Brescia, Italy.


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