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 fine boxed French Fifteen piece.950 silver serving suite, 1861-1865, with mark of Thomas & Henin, Paris, with Minerva 1 standard, the suite comprising a carving set, fish servers, ivory bladed salad servers, with various serving spoons and forks, som
English hallmarked sterling silver Victorian fish servers having floral etched detail, set in a silk & velvet lined oak case. London, 1885, maker William Hutton & Sons. Condition good, minor weae. Length of knife 30 cm. Weight 277g
A cased Art Nouveau cased silver christening set of a spoon and fork by Daniel George Collins, Birmingham 1905. Both with enamelled foliate finials, the spoon with a heart shaped bowl decorated with a stylised fish, the fork with trident tines. in original
An Edwardian cased carving set, circa 1912, housed in a walnut case comprising a sharpener, carving knife and fork, fish knife and fork and a pair of knife rests. All set with bone handles and sterling silver caps for Birmingham 1912. Unknown maker
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