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Nutmeg grater

Object Number: 
INV.748
Date: 
ca. 1675-1775
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/4 × 6 1/2 × 2 in. (0.6 × 16.5 × 5.1 cm)
Marks: 
written: on inside of lid: "2251"
Description: 
Iron nutmeg grater (or snuff rasp) with pierced iron grater and small bowl or nutmeg receptical at top; foliate motifs and mask-like male faces chased on lid and opposite side; mounted figure engraved at center of lid which hinges on iron pin at base; quiver, arrow, and bow engraved on reverse of lid.
Bibliography: 
Krohn, Deborah, Peter Miller, and Marybeth De Filippis, eds., "Dutch New York Between East and West: The World of Margrieta van Varick." New York: Bard Graduate Center, New-York Historical Society, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009, p. 304
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group