Share your favorites on Show & Tell

German antique Rooster-shaped egg scissor (silver and goldplate) that belonged to Grandmother Maria

In Sewing > Scissors and Shears > Show & Tell and Animals > Roosters > Show & Tell.
Cleaning Out The Attic1 of 2Rose ShearsRose Shears
Love it
Like it

aghcollectaghcollect loves this.
cherietreecherietree loves this.
tom61375tom61375 loves this.
NicoleJerelenNicoleJerelen loves this.
aeonaeon likes this.
Moonstonelover21Moonstonelover21 loves this.
ZowieZowie loves this.
lisalisa loves this.
AmberRoseAmberRose loves this.
epson233epson233 loves this.
ho2cultchaho2cultcha loves this.
ManikinManikin loves this.
See 10 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.

Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

Posted 4 years ago


(2 items)

This wonderful item is from my husband's grandmother Maria Fischer who lived in Ludenscheitt, Germany. I saw a listing (expired) on Ebay for the same thing that said it was Victorian era. Does anyone know anything about this type of thing? The handle is in the shape of a Rooster and is gold plate while the cutting part is silverplate.

Unsolved Mystery

Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.


  1. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
    I believe it is Rooster Motif Egg Cutter / Scissors - Germany.
    (Circa 1850-1899)
    . This fascinating little gadget functions rather like a cigar cutter in that you place the small end of the egg in the round part of the scissors and the razor edge on the other half of the piece cuts off the top of a soft boiled egg.
    Very nice ! a real treasure to you recieved from Grandmother
  2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
    Wa a ting!
  3. epson233 epson233, 4 years ago
    i think you have your mystery solved -- very pretty
  4. Theaklap, 4 years ago
    Thanks, Manikin! What great help and inspiration you have provided! We also have some bird shaped lemon squeezers - silverplate, too. We have all kinds of interesting things!
  5. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
    Your welcome and would love to see your other items :-) Post away ! and join in the fun of sharing and we all learn something from what others collect . So it is fun and also knowledge learned about things we may never have seen .
  6. Theaklap, 4 years ago
    I'll submit the silverplate rose shears under a separate item!
  7. Zowie Zowie, 4 years ago
    I cannot help you but I do love them.
  8. KathyC, 4 years ago
    This will gross you out, I saw something like this on Pawn Stars that removes tonsils. ugh.
  9. Theaklap, 4 years ago
    They are just super-cool. Aren't they, though!

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.