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1965T2096 Nutcracker

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Title: 1965T2096 Nutcracker
Description: 1965T2096
Nutcracker, 1600-1800
Pinto Collection - Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.
This English, carved boxwood nutcracker probably dates from the late 17th century or beginning of the 18th century. Screw thread nutcrackers were a novelty at that time, and as the process of cutting the screw thread was a difficult and precise operation, such novelties were no doubt regarded as luxury items. Nutcrackers came in a variety of shapes and sizes. They were used for cracking wild hazelnuts and walnuts which were much smaller than the cultivated varieties we usually eat today.
Keywords:
Social history
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18th Century
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Birmingham Museums Trust/Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
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Wood
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Pinto Collection
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17th Century
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Carved
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Treen
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Food
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Utensil
   
Usage Rights: CC0 - Public Domain
Size: 69.37 MB; 2848 x 4256 pixels; 241 x 360 mm (print at 300 DPI); 754 x 1126 mm (screen at 96 DPI);