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ASPARAGUS SERVER
ASPARAGUS HOLDER
ASPARAGUS FORK

The silver asparagus server (silver asparagus holder, silver asparagus fork) is a utensil for serving individual portions of several stalks of asparagus. Some examples are in the form of U-shaped tongs, similar to but larger than the asparagus tongs, having a small metal plate at each end to grip the stalks. Other types are the 'hooded server' which have a blade deeply curved at the back (fully or partially hooded) and the asparagus serving forks with four or five prongs (similar and practically indistinguable from vegetable forks).

silver asparagus server: London 1907



The asparagus holder is a utensil for a diner to hold a single stalk of asparagus. It is made of a single strip of metal, bent in the form of U-shaped tongs, with a small square plate at each end to grip the stalk. Early examples were made with two arms joined like a pair of scissors, with claws od discs at each end.



silver asparagus server: Kirk & Son silver asparagus server: Tiffany


silver asparagus hooded server: Gorham silver asparagus server: fork


silver asparagus holder: Reed & Barton


wish-bone silver asparagus holder: William Hutton & Son 1905 William Hutton & Son Birmingham 1905

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