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silver fish slice - Continental


silver fish slice The fish slice (or fish server) is a flat implement, shaped basically like a trowel, for use in serving and dividing fish at a dinner table. First examples were of fish slices made about 1735.
This is a large fish server with asymmetrical slice (resembling a fish fin), one blunt and undulating edge to a point nearly midway, while the other edge is convex and sharp. The handle is straight and similar to a knife handle. The slice has on its centre an oval pierced decoration with flower and leaves with the main purpose to drain liquids when used in distributing the food.
The fish slice, bearing only an unidentified mark, is supposed to be an example of 19th century Continental silver.
This server is 11 3/4 in. wide (cm. 30) and was bought from an UK dealer through the Internet.

This item is not for sale, but most of my pieces were bought through the Internet. In this page there are some links to silver and antique dealers websites
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