Nutmeg grater/ tobacco shredder
Overall: 7 x 1 1/2 x 1/2 in. ( 17.8 x 3.8 x 1.3 cm )
Wood nutmeg grater carved with male figure, basket of tulips and scrolled foliated designs; pierced iron grater inset on opposite side.
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
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