An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Georgian English sterling silver nutmeg grater made by John Holloway; an addition to our silver boxes collection.
This exceptional antique George III sterling silver nutmeg grater has a rectangular form with cut corners.
The cover and body of this solid silver nutmeg grater are encompassed with impressive bands of linear and undulating pinstruck decoration, in a variety of parallel patterns.
The cover of the antique silver nutmeg grater incorporates a central cartouche, bordered by further pinstruck ornamentation.
The cartouche is accented with the contemporary engraved initials ‘MJ’ in addition to the engraved date ‘1794’.
The hinged hallmarked anterior cover opens to reveal the steel grating grille.
The underside of the box bears a secondary hallmarked flush hinged cover which allows access to the grated nutmeg; the flush hinge indicates the high quality of this piece of antique silverware.
The impressive flush hinged cover is embellished with further pinstruck decorating in a zig-zag formation.
1.3 troy ounces/41.7g (including steel grille)