Antique Turn of the Century Grater Lollipop Handle Unique Punched Tin Star Design
I am just tickled pink to present this awesome unique grater to you today! This handmade, unique piece is so special because of the punched star design and the desirable lollipop handle as well. This grater is hard to resist even for me but I have to be good as I just purchased a hanging pie safe! Good grief!
There are "make ~ do" graters being made recently to keep up the demand for these old pieces because they are not commonly found. This grater is guaranteed to be authentically old and dates to either the late 1800's or turn of the century. The wood handle was hand carved and you can see the detail in images 5 & 6. The wood color resembles a deep honey color with darker areas at the top and bottom in the front. The back, see images 2 & 3, reveal a great surface with plenty of wear lending inconsistent dark and light striations throughout.
The tin has darkened to perfection through the years and the pierced design was done by hand. The top sports nice detail hence the fluted edge that contours down on both sides. The bottom was cut out in a half moon shape that protrudes outward towards the middle. A fabulous folk art five pointed star can be seen on the bottom and adds so much character lending a key focal point to the overall look of this impressive piece!
Whether you decide to hang it on a wall, or lay across an old trencher filled with primitive gourds, this unique grater will be the "cat's meow" amongst your pantry staples! Enjoy!
Grater stands 14" Tall, measures 2" across & is 2" deep.
~Freight (Standard Mail) included, however Insurance is optional and can be purchased @ checkout ~ within the continental U.S.