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Silver tongue scraper, English, c 1800.

Richardson, Claire

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


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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