Antique treen early 19th century pocket nutcrackers, used for cracking hazelnuts, which were particularly popular to eat whilst watching theatre performances. The handles are often pitted by teeth to gain a firmer grip on the handles.One of these has the initials WW carved into the side- the owners initials. One is an open ring and one has a closed back. £65 each, c1820 Measure 7cm l closed x 4cm w.
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