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Nutcrackers

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    late 17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Steel overlaid with engraved brass

  • Museum number:

    718-1892

  • Gallery location:

    Metalware, Room 116, The Belinda Gentle Gallery, case DR9

Physical description

Pair of nutcrackers with jaws in the form of an animal head.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

late 17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Steel overlaid with engraved brass

Descriptive line

Pair of nutcrackers, steel overlaid with engraved brass, the jaws in the form of an animal head, made in Italy, late 17th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Patterson, Angus, "The Belinda Gentle Metalware Gallery at the V&A", Journal of the Antique Metalware Society, Volume 13, June 2005, p. 47, Fig. 11

Labels and date

PAIR OF NUTCRACKERS
Steel
Italy; late 17th century
718-1892

Overlaid with engraved brass. The jaws in the form of an animal head. [07/1994]

Materials

Steel; Brass (alloy)

Techniques

Engraving (incising)

Subjects depicted

Heads (body parts); Animals

Categories

Metalwork; Tools & Equipment; Eating; Household objects; Ironwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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