The earliest English silver fish servers were individual pieces, produced during the 18th Century, and resembling a trowel in shape, with a pierced and symmetrical flat blade, and a wooden or silver handle. During the 19th Century the blade shape changed, and towards the beginning of the Victorian period a large fish serving fork was added to make a set. The most sought after designs today are those with intricate pierced or engraved silver blades and tines, and ornately detailed silver handles, or those with exquisite carved ivory handles.
Hallmarked In 1873
Hallmarked in Sheffield in 1873 by Martin, Hall & Co., this attractive, Set of Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Fish Servers, are presented in the original box, and features striking pierced and engraved decoration to the blade and tine, and chased handles. The serving knife measures 12"(30.5cm) in length, and the serving fork measures 9.5"(24cm) in length.
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