Fish slice

Object Number: 
1984.63
Date: 
ca. 1840
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 1/2 x 3 x 1 1/4 in. ( 31.8 x 7.6 x 3.2 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the handle: "EM" in script stamped: on the underside of the blade: "C" in square surround, lion passant in rectangular surround, bust in rectangular surround over "E. STEBBINS & Co" in a serrated rectangular surround
Description: 
Silver fish slice with threaded handle and molded blade; handle cast in vertical halves and engraved with initials "EM" in script characters; molded handle socket holds s-shaped stem that terminates in pointed drop; curved blade has pierced paisleys center; lower blade edge is curved and upper edge is scalloped; maker's hallmarks and pseudo hallmarks stamped on the underside of the blade.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Noel F. Bowers
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group