Tobacco shredder/nutmeg grater

Tobacco shredder/nutmeg grater
Title
Tobacco shredder/nutmeg grater
Date 
ca. 1675-1775
Medium 
Wood, iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 3/4 x 1 7/8 x 3/4 in. ( 12.1 x 4.8 x 1.9 cm )
Description 
Wood nutmeg grater; chip carved on sides and vase of tulips carved on lid; lid hinges on an iron pin at base and covers the pierced sheet iron grater.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number 
INV.746
Marks 
typed: collector's label affixed to reverse: "440.....[illegible]"
Gallery Label 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group