• Three Woods: A Passion for Wal auction at Christies

    Sale 7909

    Three Woods: A Passion for Walnut, Oak & Yew The John Parry Collection

    25 March 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 54

    A GEORGE III LIGNUM VITAE AND HARDWOOD TABLE-STANDING LEVER-ACTION NUTCRACKER

    THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III LIGNUM VITAE AND HARDWOOD TABLE-STANDING LEVER-ACTION NUTCRACKER
    THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
    Modelled as a head, the lower jaw with lever action, on a baluster shaft and spreading foot, traces of polychrome decoration
    10½ in. (27 cm.) high


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    For a similar standing nutcracker, see E. H. Pinto, Treen and other wooden bygones, London, 1969, pl. 76 and pl. 74, fig. B.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Christie's South Kensington, 5 November 1997, lot 809.