Silver and ivory tongue scraper, English, c 1800.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Silver and ivory tongue scraper, English, c 1800.

Richardson, Claire

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Tongue scrapers were a common instrument for oral hygiene, used to scrape a furred tongue caused by poor diet, too much alcohol and heavy smoking.
 

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