A fine antique Georgian Era sterling silver nutmeg grater rectangular in shape with canted corners. The small box has been beautifully detailed with bright cut engraving. The top features a pin struck panel and a blank cartouche. The nutmeg/spice box has a hinged cover which opens to reveal the steel grating grill.
Highly collectable, nutmeg graters were made in various shapes from simple to whimsical.
English Sterling Silver as denoted by the Lion Passant; Assay town of Birmingham as denoted by the Anchor Mark, Date Letter H for 1805, Maker’s Mark JW for Joseph Wilmore, and Monarch’s Head. On the top of the box a full set of hallmarks is very clear. Inside on the bottom of the box the Maker's Mark can been seen. The Monarch's mark is barely visible and the other marks are quite worn.
Measurements; 1 3/8” X 7/8” X ¾” high
Condition Report; Very good, minor surface scratches in accordance with age and use
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