• Hearts of Oak auction at Christies

    Sale 5982

    Hearts of Oak

    2 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 132

    A CHARLES II SYCAMORE MORTAR GRATER

    CIRCA 1680

    Price Realised  

    A CHARLES II SYCAMORE MORTAR GRATER
    CIRCA 1680
    The baluster body carved in two sections with a pierced metal grille divider
    9½ in. (24 cm.) high


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    A similar mortar grater features in Owen Evan-Thomas Domestic Utensils of Wood, Hertford, 1973, pl. 28. A further example can be found in Jonathan Levi Treen for the Table, Antique Collector's Club, 1998, p. 117.

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