Antique English Sterling Silver Fish Slice
Terminal has initials and also been engraved at some stage with “Angler Hotel”.
Condition excellent with just the merest of small bruises near blade tip(not at all drastic).
It’s of good weight and gauge silver and measures 295 mm in length.
|MAKER or SPONSOR MARK||William & Samuel Knight|
A fish slice is a kitchen tool with a wide, flat blade originally used for lifting and turning fish while cooking, often with long holes in the blade to aid with draining juices from the fish being turned.
From 1745 the outline of a fish slice’s blade was often fish shaped and this is still the case to this day.
It was originally a serving implement just for fish, usually made of silver or silver plate rather than steel to avoid the possibility of tainting the taste of the fish. Tainting could result from a reaction between the fish and any lemon seasoning with the steel. However, the term now refers to an implement used for turning almost any food while frying them.