Lot 5 (Silver & Objects of Vertu, 24th August 2020)
A George I unmarked silver nutmeg grater, circa 1720
Of heart / spade shape cross section, with hinged lids to each side, one engraved I T in Roman script, the other opening to reveal a steel grating plate.
Length – 2.9 cm / 1.1 inches
Weight – 24 grams / 0.77 ozt
Collection of Anthony Aston Smith (1929-2010)
Heart shape nutmeg graters are illustrated from the late 17th century onwards in Davis, J. D. The Robert and Meredith Green Collection of Silver Nutmeg Graters, (2002), Williamsburg, Virginia: The Colonial Williamsburg Collection. P. 20-21.
Sold for £250
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