Object Name: Nutmeg grater (or snuff rasp)
Date: ca. 1675-1775
Dimensions: Overall: 1/4 × 6 1/2 × 2 in. (0.6 × 16.5 × 5.1 cm)
Description: Iron nutmeg grater (or snuff rasp) with pierced iron grater and small bowl or nutmeg receptical at top; foliate motifs and mask-like male faces chased on lid and opposite side; mounted figure engraved at center of lid which hinges on iron pin at base; quiver, arrow, and bow engraved on reverse of lid.
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Object Number: INV.748
Marks: written: on inside of lid: "2251"
Krohn, Deborah, Peter Miller, and Marybeth De Filippis, eds., "Dutch New York Between East and West: The World of Margrieta van Varick." New York: Bard Graduate Center, New-York Historical Society, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009, p. 304
"Dutch New York Between East and West: The World of Margarita van Varick," Bard Graduate Center, New York, NY, September 18, 2009-January 24, 2010.