A small early 19th centur carvedy coquilla nutmeg grater, the top unscrews to reveal the grater inside which in turn unscrews for storage of nutmegs.

It is  line-engraved with ornamental etched decoration.

It measures 6cm h x 2.5cm w at the base.

Nutmeg graters were status symbols and were often carried around in pockets, fresh nutmeg was 

Antique Nutmeg Grater - bucket shaped