Roman tableware for daily use
Discover the beauty of Roman cutlery and enrich your dining table with timeless elegance.
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Roman tableware - timeless elegance for the dining table
When you think of Roman culture, you often think of magnificent palaces, colossal buildings and ancient artefacts. But have you ever thought of Roman tableware? It may come as a surprise, but the tableware of the Romans was just as ornate in design and quality as their other works of art.
The spoon: an important role in Roman dining culture
The spoon was an important part of Roman food culture and was used for soups, porridge and other dishes. Roman spoons were often made of silver, bronze or even bone and ornately decorated. Some even had handles in the shape of animals or mythological figures.
The fork with two prongs: A special tableware for the Romans
Forks were rather rare tableware for the Romans and were not suitable for every dish. Mostly these were simple pointed ends on the spoon. But this meant that meat, for example, easily slipped off the tip or turned. The second prong prevented this and the shape of the fork gradually prevailed. It was mainly used for fruit or meat.
The knife: a weapon and a tool
The Roman knife had blades of different lengths and was also used in a curved version. But it was also an important tool for everyday use. Roman knives often had handles made of ivory, wood or bronze and were also decorated with elaborate engravings.
The care of Roman tableware
To keep Roman tableware in good condition, it should be cleaned regularly. Avoid aggressive detergents and instead use a mild washing-up liquid and a soft cloth. It is also important to keep the tableware dry and protected from moisture.
- Timeless and elegant design
- High quality materials
- Handmade decorations