As formal table silverware developed during the 18th century many different forms of serving pieces were introduced with very specific functions. Long handled serving spoons have been in use since c.1680 and the early spoons had tubular handles. These are usually termed as basting or stuffing spoons; the earliest super large size is termed as a hash spoon. Punch ladles appeared in the early 18th century and had wooden or whalebone handles. Silver soup and sauce ladles date from George II period and later. The first fish slice, made in circa 1740, originally had a triangular blade and these are now highly sought after to serve cake and pastries. Asparagus servers with a serrated blade and chop tongs date from the end of the 18th century. Grape shears are not found until the 19th century. These are often in presentation boxes and can have beautiful grapevine decoration. Caddy spoons for measuring out tea leaves were made from 1780 onwards.