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19th century Coquilla Nutmeg Grater

19th century Coquilla Nutmeg Grater

Price: SOLD
Ref: 10314

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.  

H: 6cm (2.4")   W: 4cm (1.6")   

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