Saturday, April 8, 2017

American sterling nutmeg grater Tiffany & Company

An American Sterling Nutmeg Grater
Tiffany and Company

We see very many English Antique vinaigrettes and nutmeg graters but not that many American nutmeg graters. Kirk was a serious manufacturer of these boxes and every now and then we see a Tiffany nutmeg grater. Nutmeg was a prized spice sought after and used frequently by individuals. This is a Tiffany melon shaped nutmeg grater, an unusual form and it is very well constructed with a quality hinge and considerable thickness. The inserted grate was usually made of steel.
The mark includes a C mark which helps us date the item to 1902-1907.

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Tiffany antique sterling nutmeg grater