What Food Was Most Likely Served In This Weird Tray?

Previously, on weird stuff found at grandma's:

An armory of martial arts weapons

And a very old bottle of liquor.

This one however is the strangest yet. The whole thing is made of silver with the tongs maybe out of brass. It's pretty heavy. I know next to nothing about polishing silver, but I'm pretty sure it could be shiny if worked on.

I threw out the question to Twitter and some people at work and have 5 purposes this silver, butterfly, moon cart could have been crafted for.

1) Sauces

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I don't think this is likely, just because it's so shallow. You'd need a semi-solid sauce to avoid spilling. Really it could only be for jellies, or maybe hummus. I'm VERY sure my grandma did not have a hummus. Dan, on Twitter, suggested this first, then suggested this instead.

2) Olives

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This makes a lot more sense than sauces, but still, the olives are still a little "juicy" and their round shape would still make them unstable on a device that is meant to roll. Also my grandma and grandpa both hated olives so I don't think they'd have one of these in their house. (See: Hummus reason).

3) Sugar cubes for serving tea/coffee

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Now, this is something that makes A LOT of sense. It's dry and stackable. I think I've actually seen this type of tongs used with sugar cubes before. My grandparents loved coffee and tea. This one is probably correct but I did hear two other suggestions.

4) Cruditite

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This was my original thought of what it was before I heard the sugar cube theory. I think it could definitely be used for a veggie spread, but maybe not what is was designed to do.

And then I heard one more suggestion from a co-worker that will remain nameless.

5) Weed

To be fair, I could have probably shown this person anything and they'd be like:

Any other ideas? Have you ever seen one of these before.

See you next time, on Stuff Found at Grandmas.

 

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