|Mr. Punch faces one side of this nutcracker|
All Images from the Victoria & Albert Museum
Since it's Friday, let's carry on with some Punch & Judy-themed items. By the Nineteenth Century, our Mr. Punch was a superstar of huge proportions and he and his wooden-headed family and friends found themselves on a variety of different products, especially those meant for every day use in the home.
This nifty item is a great example of the trend. Dating to the second quarter of the Nineteenth Century, this brass nutcracker boasts a relief of Mr. Punch on one side and Judy on the other.
I want one, even though I can't recall ever using a nutcracker in my entire life.
|And, here's Judy.|