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S/5816 Antique Treen Early 19th Century Coquilla Nut Nutmeg Grater

A good example of an early 19th century coquilla nut nutmeg grater, made of three sections and having a carved basket weave top that unscrews to gain access to the metal grater, which has a bone collar and screw thread to gain access to the base for the grated nutmeg. The whole is intricately carved with lines, chip carving and basket weave decoration and has a rich honey colour and patination.

Provenance: from the Desborough Collection

Sold 2 in. (7 cm.) High
1 in. (4.5 cm.) Diameter English Circa 1820