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.
A pair of Edwardian ivory, silver and plated fish servers, 1902-5 Sheffield, with maker's mark for Samuel Biggin & Son, having bright cut floral designs to the blade, with scroll and foliate repousse mounts and terminals between round shaped ivory handles;
Edwardian boxed fish cutlery consisting of a set of fish cutlery for six persons with silver plated blades and prongs, silver ferrules and xylonite handles. In green velvet and silk lined case. Sheffield, 1900, maker W.R Humpreys a set of fish servers with
A pair of Aesthetic Movement silver-plate fish servers by Richard Martin & Co (26), by Richard Martin & Co, together with a set of twelve fish knives and forks with design registration marks for the 20th February 1879. (26)
A Victorian cased set of silver plate fish servers, late 19th century. a slice and fork, King's pattern, with unidentified maker's mark, fitted in original leatherette-covered case. Height 32 cm., and shorter
A Victorian Cased Pair of Silver Plate and Ivory Twist Handle Fish Servers, the slice and matching fork with foliate pierced and engraved decoration, presented in a maroon velvet and satin lined case (the case now in two pieces).
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