This piece is a sturdy 3# cast iron nut cracker that is as useful as it is decorative. Lift the parrot's tail up to open the beak (opens to 1"), insert the nut and press down on the tail to crack it open.
The nut cracker is heavy enough to be free-standing even when in use. The base measures 5 3/4" long X 2 1/4" wide. Its overall length is 9 3/4" and it stands 5 3/4" high, or 10 1/4" high when the tail is extended.
This vintage item is in great condition (it's true --- "they don't make them like they used to"), with orange and green paint over brown textured feathers and other features.
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