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A George III silver egg form nutmeg grater, the exterior finely decorated with bright cutting depicting foliate scrolls, with the tapering end decorated with intricate fluting. The detachable cover is similarly decorated and surmounted by a quartet of finely detailed leaves with central bud, the interior contains a steel rasp that looks to be the original as it is well-patinated, the interior flange with a small cut-out section made to allow one's thumb to lift-out the rasp insert.


Apparently unmarked, but almost certainly made in Birmingham toward the end of the eighteenth or early part of the nineteenth century, we believe this piece could likely have been made by Samuel Pemberton or Joseph Willmore in that city.


Note: An 'egg' form example of nutmeg grater is illustrated as part of The Robert and Meredith Green Collection of Silver Nutmeg Graters, pp.22-23.



Height: 4.2cm

Width (at widest point): 3.1cm.

Weight: 24.0 grams all-in



In excellent antique condition. The definition of the bright-cut decoration is very good indeed and the quality of this detail is quite superb. The cover fits well and the piece is free from damage and repair. A lovely example.


George III Silver Egg Nutmeg Grater with Bright-Cut Decoration, c.1800.

SKU: 9136256
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