To delight the most discerning collector, a charming early 19th century nutmeg grater carved in the form of an acorn from coquilla nut* of lovely rich colour. The centre unscrews to give access to the metal grater held in place by a small ivory retaining ring. The piece remains in excellent original condition with no splits or cracks. A pleasing item of Georgian social history, which would have been carried in the owner`s pocket to add spice to food and drink. Circa 1810.
* Coquilla nut is the fruit of the Brazilian palm
attalea funifera, closely related to the coconut.