It’s just arrived, all the way from jolly ol’ England. My latest
acquistion, purchased on e-bay. What is it? A simple, yet
remarkable, little nutmeg grater. HUZZAH!
So, of course, I just HAD to try it out:
According to the seller, it’s an antique, dating “probably” from the 1820s.
It’s made from a coquilla nut, which is Spanish for “little coconut.”
A coquilla nut is the fruit of a Brazilian palm tree.
This fruit measures only about 3 or 4 inches long and is capable of being
carved and highly polished.
The grater works quite well, as you can see. It’s in excellent condition,
no cracks or major holes or anything, and each piece fits snugly into
another. A nice little gem, antique or not!
Pretty neat, ay?! HUZZAH!