As the name indicates, these were tongs designed for serving asparagus. They were in use from around 1780 to 1830. and over that time the design evolved. The earliest form had a sppring jaw with a number of small concave ridges along the inner face, for holding the asparagus spears. Later examples had a tong action with pireced decoration, or a pair of rounded holders for gripping the circular stems of the asparagus.
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English hallmarked sterling silver George IV pair of asparagus servers having pierced blades, with original screws & guard, engraved with a stag armorial. London, 1826, maker Charles Eley. Condition: good minor tarnishing. Length 25.5 cm. Weight 177g
German silver 800 standard cutlery setting comprising twenty four main forks, seventeen main knives, eighteen main spoons, eighteen entree forks, eighteen entree knives, twelve dessert spoons, twelve fruit forks, twelve fruit knives, six fish forks, six fi
A pair of sterling silver asparagus tongs, 1852 London, with unclear maker's marks of four initials within a cartouche, the tongs of typical form with a pierced fan like motif to the rectangular blades, hallmarked to the inside stem and also to the strap f
A pair of sterling silver George III asparagus servers. 1811 London, with maker's mark for Williams Eley, Fearn and Chawner. The King pattern servers of typical form with long flat blades, and a cross bracket attached to one blade and handle; hallmarked to
William Chawner, pair of sterling silver asparagus serving tongs, plain bowed Old English pattern with internally ribbed blades, one engraved on outside with crest, bearing marks for William Chawner, London 1814. Weight 175grs. Length 24 cm
Selection of 18th and 19th century British sterling silver flatware including; Kings Ware basting spoon, Dublin 1818, with a sifting basting spoon Ensuite, George III soup ladle London 1798, George III fish Slice, three George III table spoons Edinburgh 18
An extensive Queen's pattern plated flatware service, by Elkington & Co of Birmingham, late 19th century, comprising twenty four each of table spoons, table forks, dessert spoons and dessert forks, twelve each of fish knives and fish forks, two egg spoons,
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