Fish slice

Fish slice
Fish slice
Fish slice
Title
Fish slice
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 )
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.
Object Number 
INV.787
Marks 
engraved: on handle obverse: "P" in gothic script stamped: on underside of handle: "M TIFFANY & Co STERLING PAT 1871"
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