Learn about Fish Servers and Slices

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 collection of close plated items including fish slice, fish fork, three skewers, double meat skewer, Stilton scoop. Various makers including Gilbert, Prime, Harwood etc

Old Sheffield plate fish slice with green stained ivory handle

Silver plated Queens pattern cutlery consisting of a carving fork, knife sharpener, soup ladle, fish slice, carving knife, bread knife, serving fork, seventeen main forks, sixteen butter knives, sixteen entrée forks, sixteen fruit forks, sixteen ent

Sheffield plate fish slice with ivory handle (1785, 1800) * a rarity in antique Sheffield

Silver plated close plate fish slice by John Gilbert 1820-1840

A Christofle plated flatware canteen. Setting for eight in the Pearle design including fish slice and serving fork. Also including tea spoons a large serving spoon and a table spoon