Spice Box

Spice Box , c.1810

William Jamieson

Silversmith:William Jamieson
Aberdeen, Scotland, active 1806 - 1841

silver

Exotic spices from the East were highly valued as they gave flavour to bland food. The ownership and use of spices became a status symbols leading to a variety of personal containers for storage and display.
They ranged from small nutmeg graters to this relatively large and exceptional spice tower which comprises three compartments - for ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon - along with an integral pierced grater within the pull-off cover.


Purchased in 1977 with assistance from the National Fund for Acquisitions.
Out of copyright
Overall (Height x Diameter): 100 × 70mm Weight (Weight): 246.79gm Base (Diameter): 62mm
Acc. No. ABDAG000083

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