Nutmeg grater/ tobacco shredder

Object Number: 
INV.743
Date: 
ca. 1675-1775
Medium: 
Wood, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 × 1 3/8 × 6 3/4 in. (1.3 × 3.5 × 17.1 cm)
Description: 
Wood nutmeg grater carved with male figure, basket of tulips and scrolled foliated designs; pierced iron grater inset on opposite side.
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