Decorative Arts and Design
2nd half 19th century
1 x 12 1/2 x 2 3/8 in. (2.5 x 31.8 x 6 cm) (show scale)
Impressed on underside of handle: a row of five tiny hallmarks containing, from left to right "B"; "B"; [pictograph]; [pictograph]; "EP" within shield
Gift of Mrs. John H. Livingston
Silver-plate fish slice. Oblong, flat blade with pointed tip; pierced around edge with double row of comma-shaped holes; etched leaf and scroll decorations near tip and base of blade. At base, blade tapers with scrolled edges, then arches up to form narrow handle with lobed grip at end. Handle decorated in relief on both top and undersides with foliate and shell forms.
Condition: Good; small nicks and scratches all over.
This item is not on view
Fish Slice, 2nd half 19th century. Silverplate, 1 x 12 1/2 x 2 3/8 in. (2.5 x 31.8 x 6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. John H. Livingston, 1996.37.24. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1996.37.24.jpg)
overall, 1996.37.24.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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