Very beautifully hand pierced Georgian sterling silver fish slice. Some would call this server a cake server or even a pudding lifter. But I do believe that it did start out life as a fish slice/server. The piercing appears to be in excellent condition with no visible breaks nor repairs - rare for a 250 year old piece. The design on the handle is also pierced. The slice is approximately 11 1/2 inches long.
Some may refer to this server as a pudding lifter or even as a pie or cake server. It may certainly be used those ways. But, I do believe that when new 250 years ago, it was sold as a fish slice.
Hallmarks on this slice are for London 1769. The maker's mark is a "TN", Thomas Northcote possibly. The slice is also hand engraved with a crest and a monogram on the bottom or reverse side of the server/slice.