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Maker: Khecheong, Chinese, active ca. 1840–70

Nutmeg grater


Silver, iron

1 1/16 × 1 1/4 × 1 13/16 in. (2.72 × 3.18 × 4.6 cm, 44 g)
Gift of John D. Kernan
Made in China
19th century
Tools and Equipment

John Devereux Kernan, “China Trade Silver: Checklist for collectors,” Connoisseur 160 (1965): no. 14.

H. A. Crosby Forbes, John Devereux Kernan, and Ruth S. Wilkins, Chinese Export Silver, 1785 to 1885 (Milton, MA: Museum of the American China Trade, Milton, Massachusetts, 1975), 114, 225, no. 103, fig. 178.

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