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Fish Knife (USA), 1875–80

This is a Fish knife. It was manufactured by Gorham Manufacturing Company. It is dated 1875–80 and we acquired it in 2006. Its medium is silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This fish knife is a very good example of the early use of Japonisme in American silver and of fish utensils. This piece, together with its companion fork, would be a great addition to the collection to illustrate both high style and food-driven shapes.

This object was donated by Historical Design Inc.. It is credited Gift of Historical Design Inc..

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Fish Knife (USA), 1875–80; Manufactured by Gorham Manufacturing Company (United States); silver; Gift of Historical Design Inc.; 2006-30-4

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005.

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