Tiggy & Pip is a vintage home décor shop by mother and son décor and interior design loving duo, Tiggy and Pip Coudray.
With a shared love of all things French and vintage we opened our shop in 2011.
Based in France, between Cognac and La Rochelle, we source unusual items from recent French and European history. Everyday French household items from the 1880's to 1980's which, although at one time were plentiful, are now increasingly rare and collectible. We source specialist props for films/photo shoots and interior designers. Many of our 'finds' are currently on display in a number of top New York restaurants and Hollywood apartments.
Price includes shipping.
This is a set of three wonderful escargot (snail) serving dishes from the 1970's, complete with three sets of vintage snail tongs and forks.
The dishes are decorated in a classic caramel/ochre glaze with chocolate brown handles.
Each one has six 'wells' to hold the cooked snails in place and measures 11.5cms /4½" diameter (16cms /6" to the handles.)
They are a perfect 'Oven to Table' set, allowing you to cook and serve from the same dishes without needing to transfer the snails, keeping all the flavour of the cooking juices and giving you beautiful presentation.
They all have 'Made in France, Modèle Déposé' stamped into the undersides.
They are in excellent condition with no chips, there is 'hairline crackling' to the glazes, which is normal for the age of these dishes, and in no way detracts from the functionality or beauty of them.
The tongs and forks are all in great condition, the tongs are all marked 'FRANCE' on the rings. The forks carry the 'Agrigel' mark.
The tongs measure 16cms (6¼") x 5.5 cms (2") (when closed)
The forks measure 13.5cms (5¼")
The tongs are specially designed to hold a snail shell. To grip the snail you press the two sides of the tongs together to open them. Then use them to pick up the Snails (Escargot).
The tongs are held in one hand with the snail open-side up. You pick the snail out of the shell with the small fork held in the other hand.
The spring handle ensures the escargot is firmly held regardless of the size, as they can be slippery!
We ship worldwide.
Your purchase will be carefully packaged and shipped from France using La Poste's First Class 'Colissimo International' service. It will be fully tracked, signed for and insured.
We don't charge for packaging and should the worst happen we always refund or replace.
Most orders ship the following business day. When we're extra busy, it may take up to 3 days.
Once you have been notified of dispatch the delivery time frames are as follows:
Europe: 1 - 5 working days.
Rest of the World 5 -14 working days.
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There's always a discount for multiple purchases and we'll always combine shipping costs to give you the best price.
We've lots of other gorgeous snail plates and accessories if you'd like to take a look.
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