A George III Antique Sterling Silver Egg Shaped Nutmeg Grater

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A George III Antique Sterling Silver Egg Shaped Nutmeg Grater

A Charming 18th century egg shape silver nutmeg grater. The body is plain and the threaded lid opens to reveal pull out steel grater. Hallmarked are inside the lid. Length 1.5 inches ,3.81 cm
A nutmeg grater is a device used to grate a nutmeg seed. Nutmeg graters are normally metal, cylindrical or half-cylindrical, the surface perforated with small rasped holes. The nutmeg is passed over the surface to grate. The grater may be combined with a compartment for storing the nutmeg seed between uses.
In the late 17th century nutmeg and nutmeg graters became associated with drinking punch, at that time a fashionable alcoholic beverage. Through the 18th century it was the fashion for men to carry nutmeg in a pocket-sized silver container equipped with a grater in order to add freshly grated nutmeg to punch.
Nutmeg Grater

Ref No.W239x24
OriginUnited Kingdom
Year 1793

£ 795.00