Friends, I have a burning question I am hoping one of you can help me with. What are these oddly-shaped slotted spoon thingies? Does anyone know? Have any guesses? I had just finished enjoying tea with some friends (more on that next week!) and was off antiquing with them when I spotted these, and none of us could quite figure out what they are. The antique mall owner guessed grapefruit forks (which I've never heard of), and we came up with other possibilities involving fish and butter, but I can't find that either of those is exactly right.
I hope you can tell from the photo that there are little slits or slots in the spoon. What could that possibly be for? One friend suggested it's for spreading butter, which sounds like a real possibility, but I can't find anything called "butter spoon" on the internet that looks like this. At any rate, it was just $15 for the set of four, and I was so perplexed I bought them to bring home with me and research. If one of you knows, I would be very, very grateful to find out exactly what I've bought!