Brand Inglis, London, July 1984; Vogel Collection no. 404.
This maker’s mark is not listed in Jackson’s Silver and Gold Marks, but has tentatively been ascribed to Thomas Kedder by Mrs. G.E.P. How, as a maker of small wares at the end of the 17th century, typically nutmeg graters. See Elizabeth B. Miles, The English Silver Pocket Nutmeg Grater, no. 4, pp. 24-25.
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