London, South Kensington
14 November 2001
A pair of English yew wood nutcrackers, late 17th or early 18th century
lever action, the head with chip-carved decoration with twin ball knops, the tapering handles terminating in ball finials -- 6 1/8in. (15.5cm.) high
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Edward Pinto, Treen and other Wooden Bygones Bell & Hyman, 1969.
Page 77, plate 73. Comparable cross-over lever action yew-wood nutcrackers are discussed.
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