Nutmeg grater

Nutmeg grater
Title
Nutmeg grater
Date 
1859/60
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 3/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 3.5 x 3.2 cm )
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Martha Brookes Hutcheson
Object Number 
1951.81
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
Gallery Label 
This nutmeg grater was used by Joshua Brookes (1773-1859), the great-grandfather of the donor, for seasoning hot toddies.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group