A charming little late 17th century silver nutmeg grater of teardrop form, one side fitted with a serrated rasp. Each side has a hinged lid with stand-away hinge. Both covers are hand engraved with simple foliate decoration.
Weight 29 grams, 0.9 troy ounce.
Height 2.5 cm. Top 3.7 x 2.9 cm.
Total spread across the covers 8.3cm.
Marks. Unmarked silver. This design dates to the late 17th century circa 1690. The earliest examples were unmarked or makers mark only.
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