An unusual egg shaped  yew wood Tunbridgeware nutmeg grater, with inlay to the top. The grater unscrews in the middle to reveal a grater which in turn unscrews for storage of nutmegs.

Nutmeg graters were real status symbols in the 18th and early 19th century when nutmeg was expensive to buy.

C1830

Antique Tunbridge Ware Nutmeg Grater

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