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Fish slice

Object Number: 
1950.176
Date: 
ca. 1871
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 5/8 x 3 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. ( 29.5 x 8.3 x 3.2 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the handle socket: "MAB"
Description: 
Wrought and molded silver fish slice with patinated leaf form blade, with scrolled trident joint attached to ocatogal handle socket with cast balls; octagonal handle stem with molded circular finial base has beaded pedestal, scrolled stems, and umbrella-shaped top engraved with foliate motifs; finial is topped with a molded knob; handle socket engraved "MAB".
Gallery Label: 
This fish slice was given to the donor's mother, Marie Antoinette Baker Davis, on the occasion of her marriage to Fellows Davis, October 17, 1871.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Dudley Davis in memory of his mother, Marie Antoinette Baker Davis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group