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Fish slice

Object Number: 
INV.787
Date: 
ca. 1871
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 1/8 x 2 5/8 x 2 1/2 in. ( 30.8 x 6.7 x 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on handle obverse: "P" in gothic script stamped: on underside of handle: "M TIFFANY & Co STERLING PAT 1871"
Description: 
Silver fish slice with upturned fiddle-end handle with raised border and shell-end; handle-end engraved with initial "P" in gothic-style character; large blade has curved sides and pointed tip; maker's hallmarks stamped along underside of handle. "Palm" pattern.
Gallery Label: 
The "Palm" pattern was designed by Edward C. Moore and patented on July 4, 1871. The design was active until at least 1913, and was definitely inactive by 1934. It is considered an adaption of the popular French "fiddle" pattern and "fiddle thread and shell" pattern.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group