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American Decorative Arts
Maker: Richard Pitts, American, w.ca. 1741–1746

Nutmeg grater

ca. 1741–1746

Silver

5 9/16 × 2 1/16 × 11/16 in. (14.1 × 5.2 × 1.75 cm, 74 g)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.1280
Geography: 
Made in Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Provenance: 

Luke V. Lockwood, Greenwich, Conn.; Francis P. Garvan (1875-1937), New York; gift 1930 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Exhibition of Early American Paintings, Miniatures, and Silver, assembled by Washington Loan Exhibition Committee, exh. cat. (Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 1925), 102, no. 249.

Kathryn C. Buhler and Graham Hood, American Silver in the Yale University Art Gallery, 2 vols. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1970), vol. 2, pp. 195–96, no. 854.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.