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Fish slice or trowel

ca. 1785
Origin: England, Sheffield (probably)
L: 13"; W (blade): 5 5/16"
Fused Silverplate (Sheffield Plate)
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1973-102
Label:The handle is constructed from die-stamped halves. The end of the handle is attached to the upper face of the blade with an applied shell not only reflecting similar use in sterling examples but also concealing the join.
Inscription(s):Owner's crest engraved on face of handle.