Announcement

New-York Historical will be closed for the holiday on Wednesday and Thursday, November 24-25. We are open for regular hours on Friday, November 26.

Fish fork and slice

Object Number: 
1942.386ab
Date: 
ca. 1900
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Fork: 9 x 2 3/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 22.9 x 6 x 3.2 cm ) Part (slice): 12 3/8 x 2 3/4 x 5/8 in. (31.4 x 7 x 1.6 cm)
Marks: 
stamped: along undersides of handle stems: incuse "20", "W" in oval surround in arms of double-headed griffin, "STERLING H"
Description: 
Silver fish slice and fork with upturned, wavy-end handle decorated with cast fish heads and nets along the obverse of each; fork has a shallow, scalloped bowl with five tines; slice has a broad, flat blade with scalloped edge along top and curved edge coming to a point at bottom; maker's hallmarks stamped along undersides of both handles.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Wilmot T. Cox
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group