Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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nutmeg grater
  • Joseph Taylor
    active 1700s–early 1800s
    active: England, United Kingdom
  • nutmeg grater, circa 1796
  • Where object was made: Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
  • sterling silver
  • Object Height/Diameter: 3.8 x 2.4 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 1/2 x 15/16 in
  • Gift of Kathleen McBride Hall
  • On view: Loo Gallery, 401, C8
  • 2005.0174.a,b,c

Domed cylinder; the dome detatches. The top of the dome is decorated with an eight-point star; around the cylinder are two rows of swags and a blank space in the shape of a shield (possibly meant for an inscription).