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Fish slice

Object Number: 
1984.64
Date: 
ca. 1840
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 7/8 x 3 x 1 1/2 in. ( 30.2 x 7.6 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on the underside of the handle: "FM" in roman letters in a rectangle, bust in a chamfered rectangle, lion passant in a chamfered rectangle, "D" in a chamfered rectangle
Description: 
Silver fish slice with down-turned fiddle handle with shell-end. Handle joint has flared shoulders and a spear-shaped drop; curved blade has paisley-patterned openwork across center surface, and overall element has lower curved edge and upper scalloped edge; maker's hallmark and pseudo hallmarks stamped along underside of handle.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Noel F. Bowers
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group