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SOLD - Scottish Sterling Silver Fish Slice/Server - Antique Circa 1820

A fine and impressive antique Scottish sterling silver Fiddle pattern fish slice/server made by William Jamieson in Aberdeen; an addition to our silver flatware collection

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SOLD - Scottish Sterling Silver Fish Slice/Server - Antique Circa 1820
SOLD - Scottish Sterling Silver Fish Slice/Server - Antique Circa 1820

Description


This fine antique Scottish sterling silver fish slice/server has an impressive Fiddle pattern handle.


The handle is embellished with a fine and impressive contemporary bright cut engraved crest displaying a demi-lion below the motto ‘Sember Vigilans’ - always vigilant/watchful*.


The shaped blade is embellished with impressive pin struck decorated undulating borders accented with a band of bright cut engraved leaf ornamentation paralleling the incurved edge.


The centre of the blade is embellished with a fine and impressive pierced and pin struck decorated two-tier scalloped design encompassing an engraved stylised salmon/fish motif.


The reverse surface of this impressive example of Scottish silverware is plain and unembellished.


This impressive silver fish slice was crafted by the provincial Aberdeen silversmith William Jamieson.


* This crest pertains to the Wilson Clan, which is widely spread throughout Scotland.


Condition


This antique fish slice/server is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent presentation condition.

The bright cut engraved and pin struck decoration is very crisp.

Full hallmarks struck to the reverse of the handle terminal are all very clear.


Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique silverware.


Dimensions


Length 30.7cm/12.1"

Length of blade 15.7cm/6.2"

Width of blade 6.8cm/2.7"


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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