Nutmeg grater

Nutmeg grater
Title
Nutmeg grater
Date 
ca. 1790
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
Overall: 3/4 x 2 x 1 1/4 in. ( 1.9 x 5.1 x 3.2 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; diamond engraved on the top; bands of triangles engraved around the edges; no maker's marks.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Martha Brookes Hutcheson
Object Number 
1951.82
Gallery Label 
This nutmeg grater was used by Joshua Brookes (1773-1859), the great-grandfather of the donor, for his hot toddies.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group