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 - see shipping notes.
A Set of Four Vintage French Escargot/Snail Stainless Steel Tongs and Forks.
All in great condition, the tongs measure 16cms (6 ¼") x 5.5 cms (2") (when closed.)
The forks measure 14cms (5½")
The tongs are slightly different from each other and vary a little in their shape. Some of the forks also vary slightly in shape, making them unique, interesting and genuinely 'vintage'.
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, without exception.
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.
Shipping is included for orders throughout Europe, Switzerland and the UK. Shipping is discounted for the USA, Canada, Australia and the Rest of the World.
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 20% discount for multiple purchases and we will combine shipping costs. We've lots of other gorgeous snail plates and accessories if you'd like to take a look.
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