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Nutmeg grater

Object Number: 
1951.82
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.
Gallery Label: 
This nutmeg grater was used by Joshua Brookes (1773-1859), the great-grandfather of the donor, for his hot toddies.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Martha Brookes Hutcheson
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group