Roman Spoon, Silver

Product No.:436002
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Roman spoons are divided in the two groups of ligulae and cochlearia. The first are recognizable with a large oval spoon bowl and a blunted grip. Most likely they were used to perpare and serve the dishes. The smaller cochlearia had a smaller spoon bowl and a thin, pointed grip, an ancient substitute of the modern fork. They were used as the common tablespoons. Above all, the name refers to Coclea ("snail") and thus to the preferred use of the Cochleariae to separate the animals from their shells when eating snails.

Our cochlear is a really stunning reconstruction of an extraordinary fragment which was placed to our proposal by a private collector (pic 2). Remarkable is the design of the grip, comprising a lion-head on a curved animal leg, standing on a griffin´s head which carries the spoon bowl. The lionheads and -legs were often used as decorations of furnitures. Handcrafted from massive 925 silver, length ca. 14,5 cm.

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