English Antique Sterling Silver Fish Slice
English Antique Sterling Silver Fish Slice English Antique Sterling Silver Fish Slice English Antique Sterling Silver Fish Slice English Antique Sterling Silver Fish Slice English Antique Sterling Silver Fish Slice English Antique Sterling Silver Fish Slice English Antique Sterling Silver Fish Slice English Antique Sterling Silver Fish Slice English Antique Sterling Silver Fish Slice

English Antique Sterling Silver Fish Slice, London 1804, William Eley & William Fearn

£180.00

English Antique Sterling Silver Fish Slice with attractive pierced blase by William Eley & William Fearn, hallmarked from London in 1804.

In excellent order with no damage, measures 300mm in length.

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Description

English Antique Sterling Silver Fish Slice

English Antique Sterling Silver Fish Slice with attractive pierced blase by William Eley & William Fearn, hallmarked from London in 1804.

In excellent order with no damage, measures 300 mm in length.

DATE1804
MAKER or SPONSOR MARKWilliam Eley & William Fearn
ASSAY OFFICELondon
WEIGHT (Grammes)159
WEIGHT (Troy)5.11
REF:-380J

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.  It is so designed to allow you to flip and remove a fillet from its cooking pan without tearing the flesh.

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.

Additional information

Origin

English

Period

George III 1760-1820

Sponsor/Maker

William Eley & William Fearn

REF CODE

380J

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