Nutmeg grater

Object Number: 
1974.11
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 )
Marks: 
engraved: on the lid: "THE GIFT OF" in block letters over, "James Caldwell" in script
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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group