This antique fish centerpiece was found in France. It has a large fish in the center that serves as a handle and a molded center with large indented circles on one side and gadroons on the other. This may have some special use, but I do not know what. There are three fish shaped feet as well. The piece is perfect for a center to a fish motif event: I can see it with spinach or lettuce leaves with elegant large shrimp surrounding the fish, or with gold fish (the snack) in many colors or even candy. The bowl is in very good condition with no damage. There are two makers marks in the center rim, but they are quite worn and hard to read.
Measurements are: 7 7/8" diameter and overall height 6 5/8".
Antique French Silverplate Fish Centerpiece Bowl