Victorian Silver & Carnelian Ear Wax Spoon & Toothpick

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$295.00

Victorian Silver & Carnelian Ear Wax Spoon & Toothpick Summary

Victorian Silver & Carnelian Ear Wax Spoon & Toothpick  J13.143 $295.00
- approx. 5” long – 1700 to 1800’s -   made of silver w/ floral & leaf design - this tool was a costly status symbol, and the owner would have proudly displayed – usually  suspended from a chain & attached to a belt – usually double ended,  pointed end used to clean teeth and nails, and the spoon-shaped end  used to remove earwax - 17th-century English knew about plaque, which they called "scale" or "surf," and  were encouraged by their doctors to scrape their teeth frequently 


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