A carved and pierced coquilla nut pomander, 19th century
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A carved and pierced coquilla nut pomander, 19th century

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A carved and pierced coquilla nut pomander, 19th century
of ovoid form, screw-thread opening, profusely pierced and carved with scrolling foliage -- 2 5/8in. (6.7cm.) high; and a late George III coquilla nut pocket nutmeg grater, modelled as an acorn -- 3in. (7.7cm.) long (2)
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.

Lot Essay

COMPARATIVE LITERATURE:
Edward Pinto, Treen and other Wooden Bygones, Bell & Hyman 1985, page 179, plate 181, item K1.
Item II. It was highly fashionable during the 18th and early 19th centuries to carry a portable nutmeg or spice grater in the pocket, to spice mulled wines, whenever the need arose.
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