Antique Silver Serving Slice

Date: 1766

Maker: Edward Aldridge II

Country: England

Stock Number: 9158

A rare early antique silver slice with the pierced silver surface decorated with foliate scrolls and motifs. The elegant turned ivory handle has a green stained finish, very typical of the Georgian period. Hand engraved to the reverse is a double monogram in old fashioned script. Total weight 154 grams, 4.9 troy ounces. Length 31 cm. surface 13x10 cm. Sterling silver. London 1766. Edward Aldridge II.

Literature: The serving slice was first made in silver in the second half of the 18th century, the early examples having triangular blades, usually pierced with scrolling motifs and often engraved. This serving slice, perfect for cake, was originally intended for serving fish.

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