Overall: 12 3/8 x 3 1/8 x 3/4 in. ( 31.4 x 7.9 x 1.9 cm )
engraved: on the joint: "PG" in script
Pierced silver fish slice with turned wood handle; broad, flat, spear-shaped blade has two bands of foliate scroll pierced work around an engraved fish stamped with flowers along its body; raised scalloped edge along side of blade; oval joint engraved "PG" in script above molded handle socket; long, ovoid, wood handle has a silver cap; no maker's hallmarks.
Gift of Mrs. Constance Schermerhorn Skillin
Philip Grim (1766-1821), who married Elizabeth Daddy (ca. 1785-1859); to their daughter Maria Isabella Grim (1808-1890), who married George Stevens Schermerhorn (1807-1885); to their son Charles Augustus Schermerhorn (1839-1914), who married Louise Schermerhorn (1849-1924); to their daughter E. Constance Schermerhorn (Mrs. James Harper Skillin, 1886-1981), the donor.
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