Georgian Sugar nipper on stand

Georgian Sugar nipper on stand

Code: FL


W: 10cm (3.9")H: 17cm (6.7")L: 30cm (11.8")


A Georgian sugar nipper made from cast iron with turned treen handle mounted on a walnut rectangular base.  Such pieces, with spade shaped cutters, were used to break off a lump from a sugar loaf or cone which would then be granulated in a pestle and mortar. An unusual item of social history remaining in good condition. Circa 1800.