We have grown asparagus in Britain since its introduction by the Romans, Emperor Augustus even had a fleet of ships known as the ‘Asparagus Fleet’ which collected and transported the vegetable to wherever he happened to be, however it really gained popularity here in the 17th Century. Silver dishes designed specifically for serving asparagus, serving tongs, and even individual asparagus ‘eaters’ started being produced in the Victorian period when formal dining became fashionable.
Hallmarked In 1911
Hallmarked in Sheffield in 1911 by Walker & Hall, this elegant set of six Antique Sterling Silver Asparagus Eaters, are embellished with a simple zig zag pattern and the set is presented in its original box. Each pair of tongs measures 4"(10.5cm) long and the set together weighs 6.2 troy ounces.
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