Fish slice

Fish slice
Fish slice
Title
Fish slice
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 )
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
Object Number 
1984.64
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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group