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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

 


Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Norwegian (possibly)
Title:Nutmeg grater in the form of a bellows
Date Made:17th century
Type:Food Service
Materials:Silver; molded and engraved
Place Made:Europe; Norway (possibly)
Measurements:Overall: 7/8 in x 3 11/16 in x 1 3/4 in; 2.2 cm x 9.4 cm x 4.4 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1986.33.80
Credit Line:Bequest of Josephine Purtscher Fellows (Class of 1924)
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Description:
Late 16th or early 17th century bellows shaped nutmeg grater. Eastern Norwegian or English, Elizabethan or James I; before 1620. Lid engraved with scrolls and one stylized bird head. Initialed "MS" and tree crest. Maker: CH? Engraved no. 22 on back: later, a collection number?

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