It is fascinating, what kind of histories a small silver spoon can tell and how close it can bring us to our past.
Eat like Romans!
Behind the small spoon is a history, that justifies such attributes. Of war and prey, myths and faith - on the paths of the Romans.
Did you already know, that there were two kinds of spoons in the ancient Rome? The smaller ones were characterised especially through their needle-like handle, that was especially handy as fork replacement for eating snails or mussels. That the spoon today is used for rather different (culinary) things, is beyond dispute. It is reconstructed from the original, that comes from a private collection.
- length circa 14,5 cm
- handle lavishly fabricated
- massive polished silver casting
In the mythology the griffin is a winged mythical creature with the head of an eagle and the body of a lion, the because of its strength was used as a symbol of protection. As decoration it gives the spoon an exotic and mysterious character and without doubt turns it into something special.
Back then only a few had the opportunity to eat with silver cutlery. Because as a expensive good of luxury it testified its owner's social status and only the nobility made profit form it.
It is a piece of history, that in it's most true sense can be hold inside of the hand. It could be your just within a few seconds.
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