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Fish Slice

Decorative Arts and Design

  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES second half 19th century
    DIMENSIONS 1 5/8 x 12 1/2 x 2 7/8 in. (4.1 x 31.8 x 7.3 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Impressed on underside of handle near juncture with blade: three tiny hallmarks containing an anchor, [?], and star, and "F R BARD & Co."
    INSCRIPTIONS Engraved in script: "Annie" on top of handle grip, and "L" on underside of handle grip.
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1996.37.11
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. John H. Livingston
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Silver fish slice. Large, fin-shaped pierced blade that angles up slightly along right edge; this edge has scrolled contour. Blade decorated with incised decorations of a fish and seaweed; pierced comma-shaped holes along right side of blade. Continuous handle has narrow shaft that widens into oblong handle grip with grooved outline. Condition: Good; heavily tarnished, especially around handle.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION F. R. Bard & Company. Fish Slice, second half 19th century. Silver, 1 5/8 x 12 1/2 x 2 7/8 in. (4.1 x 31.8 x 7.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. John H. Livingston, 1996.37.11. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1996.37.11.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 1996.37.11.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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