A George III repousse egg-shaped Nutmeg Grater, maker's mark only, London circa 1760, David Field.
England, c. 1760
ca. 1690, British
Cowrie shell, silver
Makers mark only - 'I.E.', London c1685-1700.
Nutmeg graters were carried in the pocket to add nutmeg when drinking punch.
nutmeg was used when flavouring 17th and 18th century alcoholic beverages such as punches, toddies, ales, wines, syllabubs and flips.