Modernist 20th Century /06 June 2004



nut cracker
USA, c. 1950
cast and polished aluminum
7 w × 1½ d × 7¾ h in (18 × 4 × 20 cm)

The Krakall nut cracker illustrates a moment in American design where technology and new materials intersect with the desire to improve time-tested tools. The pistol shape and streamlined style make this design unique in the mid-century period. Impressed manufacturer's marks.

estimate: $900–1,200
result: $944

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