Nutmeg grater

Object Number: 
1951.81
Date: 
1859/60
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 3.5 x 3.2 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on the bezel: queen's head inan oval, lion passant in a chamfered rectangle, "H & T" in a rectangle, "K" in a chamfered rectangle
Description: 
Cast silver Victorian nutmeg grater; cast, in two halves, and chased in the form of a nutmeg shell, hinged on one side; grater hinged on the inside; makers' marks on the bezel.
Gallery Label: 
This nutmeg grater was used by Joshua Brookes (1773-1859), the great-grandfather of the donor, for seasoning hot toddies.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Martha Brookes Hutcheson
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group