American coin silver fish slice in the Fiddle Thread pattern by John B. Jones of Boston, c.1838, with a period script monogram: EHG. It is an early example of a hollow handle server.
This attractive, heavy and useful fish server has an articulated, cut work, scalloped shouldered blade and is 10 1/2" long, weighing 113 grams or 3.6 ozs. Troy.
Monogrammed as described above, the soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing.
The excellent original condition and clear detail, with no removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.