Price

£3650.00

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A rare George III silver Nutmeg Grater. Of classical urn form with bright-cut engraved decoration and a vacant oval cartouche. The domed hinged lid opens to release the body which is divided in half and hinged across the base.

By William Key, London, 1789.

Used primarily to grate nutmeg seeds, nutmeg graters may also have a storage compartment in which to keep the seed for further grating at a later time. The demand for nutmeg graters came about with the popularity of punch in the seventeenth century. It became fashionable in the eighteenth century for gentlemen to carry a grater to add fresh nutmeg to the punch, which enhanced the drink’s taste. Nutmeg graters are also used today by bartenders, who use them to add nutmeg to alcoholic drinks such as eggnog and hot toddy.

Steppes Hill Farm Antiques specialises in eighteenth and nineteenth century antique silver nutmeg graters. We will gladly offer advice on the buying and collecting of any collectible item.

Dimensions

H 6.5 cms (2.56 inches) W 3.5 cms (1.38 inches) D 2.6 cms (1.02 inches)

Weight

36.00 Grams (1.16 troy ounces)

Price

£3650.00

Condition report

In fine condition with no damage or repair

Stock number

JS220922F
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The BADA Standard

  • Since 1918, BADA has been the leading association for the antiques and fine art trade
  • Members are elected for their knowledge, integrity and quality of stock
  • Our clients are protected by BADA’s code of conduct
  • Our dealers’ membership is reviewed and renewed annually
  • Bada.org is a non-profit site: clients deal directly with members and they pay no hidden fees
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