The fish slice dates from about the 1750s, and was popular until the late Victorian period. made of silver or silver plate, they were designed for serving fish at the table, and usually had a wide scimitar shaped blade, often pierced and engraved with a flat or decorative cast handle. Some fish slices had a marine decoration to the blade or handle representing fish, eels or shrimps. During the Victorian period, they were popular as a gift presented in a boxed set with the addition of a wide bladed matching fork, and were then called fish servers.
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A fine pair of sterling silver fish servers, 1848, 1869 & 1874 Birmingham, with maker's marks for John Gammage. the hollow handles with neoclassical embellishments and silver blades and tines with engraved scrollwork, the knife with fish designs; h
A German silver suite of cutlery for twelve, by Lazarus Posen, early 20th century, comprising coffee spoons, table knives and forks, fruit knives, entree knives, two large fish servers, three medium fish servers and one aspargus server, each stamped 800. T
Sterling silver cutlery set comprising eight table forks, two tablespoons, six solid silver fish knives and forks, pair of salad servers, basting spoon, soup ladle, solid silver crumb, solid silver fish servers, coffee spoons and three knives - Sheffield 1
English hallmarked sterling silver Victorian pair of fish servers having pierced hallmarked blades & weighted handles. Sheffield, 1873, maker Atkin Brothers. Condition good, minor wear & tarnishing. Length of knife 33.5 cm
English hallmarked sterling silver Victorian fish servers with pierced foliate detail. Knife London, 1843, maker William Eaton fork London, 1875, maker Henry Holland. Condition good, minor wear & tarnishing. Length of knife 33 cm. Weight 404g
English hallmarked sterling silver Victorian fish servers with floral pierced blades, in the fiddle & thread pattern. London, 1850, maker Edward Farrell. Condition good, minor tarnishing. Length of knife 34 cm. Weight 341g
Modern 66 piece sterling silver suite of cutlery by Reed & Barton, USA, in the burgundy pattern, and comprises salad servers, ladles, fish servers table forks, table knives, soup spoons, dessert spoons, teaspoons, sifter spoon, butter knives, pair serving
A Victorian period quality pair of pierced fish servers in sterling silver the double struck handles masks, fish scales and foliate motifs embossed and repousse decorated, crested with a unicorn and script initials engraved, the robust silver pierced slice
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