19th Century, English, Two Pair of Gilt Sterling Nut Crackers. Hallmarked, London, 1847, maker's mark for John & Henry Lias (1837-48 mark). Having heavy cast and engraved handles of shell, flower and leaf motifs, fully gilt. 5.875" L, 1.25" W, 14.03 ozt total weight. Provenance: From the Private Collection of Mrs. Patricia Schuckmann, Roswell, Georgia.
No visible repairs; fine surface scratches commensurate with age and use.