Antique Late 18th Early 19th Century Dutch Amsterdam Sterling Silver Fish Server. I took pictures and used a pen tip to point out some of the markings. The first is a VB which is the makers mark. Next is a lion facing right with a 2 under which is the purity mark, meaning the piece has a purity of 833 silver. The next appears to be a bust but I can not make out most of it.
Time seems to have worn this away. Lastly is the crown above three vertical x's which is the sign of where it was made, Amsterdam.Given the Amsterdam mark used I would date this piece to the late 1700's to very early 1800's. The handle may once have had a windmill attached to the top which has since disappeared. Also the handle close to the base looks to have been repaired. This looks to have been done a long time ago. A time when towns had a local tinsmith. This is an overall beauty and take one back to a time when people valued there items. Just a little math show that at the very least this piece was handed down 8 generations till I acquired it. Very cool to have such a interesting piece. One that would have been expensive and used only when serving fish. Must have been an extremely wealthy family to have owned such an item. The item "Antique Late 18th Early 19th Century Dutch Amsterdam Sterling Silver Fish Server" is in sale since Sunday, November 19, 2017.
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