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Saturday, 12 March 2016

Nutmeg & Graters.




A George III repousse egg-shaped Nutmeg Grater, maker's mark only, London circa 1760, David Field.

England, c. 1760

Nutmeg grater
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.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutmeg_grater 

nutmeg was used when flavouring 17th and 18th century alcoholic beverages such as punches, toddies, ales, wines, syllabubs and flips.  

1 comment:

Scott Thomas said...

Great piece! Thank you, Keith!