Asparagus Servers and Forks come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. I am always so intrigued by how the times change and what is considered to be so in fashion.
According to The Silver Lining, the first Asparagus servers were tongs that were "scissor like" and appeared in the 18th Century.
Hinged asparagus forks made their way into fashion in the mid-19th Century and by the late 19th Century, the asparagus fork came into the scene.
Here are some examples of the types of Asparagus servers you may come across in your hunts:
These are individual servers that you loop your fingers through the rings at the top and the bottom is the bottom of the tong that will pick up the individual pieces of asparagus.
This is one of the more popular servers that you are likely to come in contact with during your hunts. It is intended to be used to serve several stems at one time. You use it as a spatula to scoop them up and the curved end keeps them from rolling off.
The grooves on this server help keep the stalks from rolling around as you bring them from the platter to your plate.
Individual tongs (As I understand, it is common to find these tongs and forks with blunt edges so not to pierce the skins of the stalks.)
Do you use Asparagus servers? What kinds are your favorites and which ones do you find to be the most useful? I would love to see pictures of your serving ware! Either send them to me at CapitolVintageCharm@gmail.com or use the hashtag #capitolvintagecharm on social media!!!