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Nutmeg grater

Nutmeg grater
Title
Nutmeg grater
Date 
ca. 1790
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 x 2 1/8 x 1 1/8 in. ( 2.5 x 5.4 x 2.9 cm )
Description 
Seamed silver nutmeg grater; oval body with straight sides; hinged, flat lid with straight sides; flat, inset hinged base; oval grater applied across the top of the interior; lid engraved, "THE GIFT OF" in block letters over, "James Caldwell" in script; no maker's marks.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Nathaniel McLean Sage
Object Number 
1974.11
Marks 
engraved: on the lid: "THE GIFT OF" in block letters over, "James Caldwell" in script
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group