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Snail spoon

Contemporary Era, Europe

Such cutlery appeared in the 19th century and was set on the right side of the plate. The spring in the two hollows held the snail shell firmly in place and, usually, a small two-pronged fork was used to pull the snail out.


  • Type: Cutlery
  • Place of origin: Switzerland ?
  • Materials and techniques: Stainless steel
  • Date: 21st century
  • Dimensions: 6 x 16 x 3 cm
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