Overall: 2 3/4 x 1 3/8 x 3/4 in. ( 7 x 3.5 x 1.9 cm )
engraved at center-front: Pintard family crest of three roses intertwined on fess above the initials, "J P" in script
Seamed silver nutmeg grater; urn-shaped body with hour-glass pedestal and rectangular base with hinge in the center; hinged, oval domed lid with knob finial and draw-molded bezel; when lid is in open position, body divides into vertical halves; at interior, semi-circular applied band holds curved metal grating plate in place; front of body engraved with the Pintard family crest, three roses intertwined on fess, above initials, "J P" in script; no maker's marks.
John Pintard (1759-1844), who married Elizabeth Brasher (1765-1838); to their daughter Eliza Noel Pintard Davidson (1787-1833), who married Richard Davidson (1783-1839); to their daughter Louise Pintard Davidson (1814-1889), who married Richard Bedon Screven (1808-1851); to her daughter Julia Screven Cushman Meredith (1843-1914), who married (1st) Charles Willard Cushman (ca. 1840-1864); to their daughter Ellen Louise Screven Cushman (1861-1949). Purchased in 1948 from Ellen Louise Cushman.
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